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Malaysia's Najib Razak has home searched by police
World | politics | 13:33, 17 May 2018 | 717

AKIPRESS.COM - Malaysian police have searched the home of ex-Prime Minister Najib Razak, one week after he lost the national election, BBC reported.

Multiple police vehicles were seen circulating in front of his house after night fall, according to local media.

The new prime minister, Mahathir Mohamad, previously said he was looking into re-opening corruption investigations against his former ally.

Mr Najib denies any wrongdoing. He was put under a travel ban at the weekend.

He had attempted to leave the country to go on holiday with his wife on Saturday.

Police confirmed the search of his property, but did not give any further details, the New Straits Times newspaper reported.

Mr Najib has long been dogged by corruption allegations related to a state fund he founded.

In 2015, he was accused of diverting $700m (£517m) from the fund, but he was cleared by authorities.

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