Ex-aide denies any link to raid on Najib’s ‘safe house’, says just lived there

13-Jun-2018 Intellasia | | 6:02 AM Print This Post

The former private secretary of Datuk Seri Najib Razak has denied any links to the raid carried out at the double-storey house by officers from the Federal Commercial Crime Investigations Department yesterday.

Now retired, Tan Sri Mohd Shukry Salleh said he had lived in the house from 2009 when he joined the Implementation and Coordination unit under the prime minister’s Department.

In 2015 he became the private secretary to Najib till he resigned in 2016.

“I lived there until I was a government servant and as per procedure I returned the keys and have nothing to do with the property then on,” he told the Malay Mail when contacted.

Mohd Shukry added he retired in 2016 for health reasons.

He said the house was occupied by a secretary-general of another government department before he lived there.

Yesterday, several uniformed and plain-clothes police officers were seen moving around the house located along Jalan P10C, Presint 10, just 300 metres from Seri Perdana, the prime minister’s official residence.

The raiding team then loaded several cardboard boxes onto a white van bearing a pest control company logo.

A source said that the raid was conducted under the Anti-Money Laundering Act.

Checks showed that the initials “BPH” inscribed on an address plate outside the house revealed that the building is registered under the prime minister Department’s Property and Land Management Division as government quarters.

A neighbour who declined to be named said the last occupant of the house was Mohd Shukry.

Investigators probing Najib for suspected corruption over the 1Malaysia Development Berhad scandal have already raided several properties linked to the Pekan MP since last month.



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