UPDATE: June 11, 5pm
PETALING JAYA (June 11): A two-storey bungalow in Putrajaya – which is believed to have been used by former premier Datuk Seri Najib Razak (pictured) as a “safe house” – is being searched by police officers from the Federal Commercial Crime Investigations Department (CCID), reported Malay Mail.
The house is located along Jalan P10C, Presint 10, about 300m from the prime minister’s official residence Seri Perdana.
Uniformed and plain-clothed police offers were spotted around the house, while three Proton Preve cars with the Royal Malaysian Police insignia were parked outside.
Officers were seen loading several cardboard boxes into a white van with a pest control company logo at around 2.20pm, with the raid ending around 3.10pm.
CCID director Datuk Seri Amar Singh Ishar Singh confirmed that they were conducting the raid under the Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-terrorism Financing and Proceeds of Unlawful Activities Act 2001, reported The Malaysian Insight.
The portal said the residents of Presint 10 are mainly senior government officials and ministers.
Malay Mail’s checks on the property – which has the letters “BPH” inscribed on a plate outside the bungalow – show that it is registered under the Prime Minister Department’s Property and Land Management Division as government quarters.
The bungalow’s former occupant was Tan Sri Mohd Shukry Salleh who previously served as Najib’s private secretary and was appointed Bank Rakyat chairman in 2017, said a neighbour who declined to be named.
The home, which appears to not have been inhabited for a while based, was apparently used as a storehouse filled with boxes that were visible even from the street.