Malaysian cops seize a bulk of documents from 1MDB

Malaysian cops seize a bulk of documents from 1MDB

KUALA LUMPUR - Three policemen carrying documents were seen leaving Menara IMC at about 2pm where commercial crime officers are conducting a raid on the 1MDB office.

Scores of officers started their probe on the government investment arm starting at about 11.30am.

They have cordoned the eighth floor of the building where 1MDB is located in Jalan Sultan Ismail.

Despite the scores of journalists covering the latest development, it was business as usual for staff of the many companies located in Menara IMC.

Menara IMC housed several international firms including Cathay Pacific, Credit Suisse, Advantage Austria, Green Building Index, Mitra Energy Limited and Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ.

The staff were seen walking in and out of the building without a clue of the investigations.

The journalists were asked to wait outside the lobby area and told not to take pictures or videos by the security guards.

Asked how long the raid will take place, the guards refused to answer and continued to press photographers not to take any pictures.

A receptionist was heard saying "tak boleh" when a reporter asked if he could go up to the offices.

On July 3, The Wall Street Journal published a report alleging the money trail of US$700million (S$943 million) that it said were transferred to the personal accounts of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.

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