PKR deputy president Nurul Izzah Anwar said that as a former victim of early morning raids, she strongly disagreed with “ransacking any home during ungodly hours”.
“Charge, investigate, prudently. The principles of justice and wisdom should be applied,” she said in a tweet on Thursday (May 17).
Parti Amanah Negara communication director Khalid Samad fully agreed with Nurul Izzah on the issue, saying that while there was a need to investigate, there was no need to humiliate or transgress their rights as such.
As former victims of early dawn police raids, I must stress my disagreement in ransacking any home at such an ungodly hour. Charge, investigate, prudently. Prinsip keadilan & berhikmah sentiasa terpakai @PDRMsia https://t.co/vnl17mmwqm— Nurul Izzah (@n_izzah) May 17, 2018
“Upon completing investigations, charge. No reason to investigate until 4am. I was once taken at 2.30am,” he said in reply to Nurul Izzah’s tweet.
Police are believed to be still combing through the former prime minister’s house from Wednesday night (May 16).
I am in full agreement with Izzah on this issue. Need to investigate but no need to humiliate or transgress their rights as such. Upon completing investigations, charge. No reason to investigate until 4 am. I was once taken at 2.30 am. https://t.co/9Ey8RIYkfC— Khalid Samad (@KhalidSamad) May 17, 2018
Najib’s lawyer Datuk Harpal Singh Grewal told the media at 4am on Thursday that police had searched the former premier’s house in Taman Duta.
No charges were mentioned, although Harpal believes that it could be under the Anti Money Laundering Act.
Earlier, Bukit Aman Commercial Crime Investigations Department director Comm Datuk Seri Amar Singh confirmed that police searched five premises belonging to or connected to the former prime minister.
These are believed to be his house in Taman Duta, Sri Perdana, two locations at Pavillion KL and the Prime Minister’s Office.