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LAST_UPDATETue, 19 Jun 2018 12am

Nurul Izzah Ticks Off Police For Ransacking Najib's Home At "Such An Ungodly Hour"

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The news of the late night visit paid by officers of Bukit Aman to former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak has been splashed all over the news.

Local media reported that up to 16 police vehicles and a Black Maria truck were spotted entering Najib's residence after 10pm last night (16 May).

The news of the police presence surrounding Najib's Taman Duta residence had spread like wild fire on social media, including a snapshot of the former premier asleep on the sofa as the police combed his bungalow, triggering reactions from netizens including from newly elected Permatang Pauh MP, Nurul Izzah Anwar.

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She took her concern to social media and did not hesitate to condemn the action.

"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," she tweeted.

Many netizens today might not be familiar with Nurul's own experience with police paying a visit in the middle of the night as there was no social media nor mobile phones around to record the moment when police commandos raided her family home during the first time Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim was charged with sodomy back in the 1990s, under Mahathir's premiership.

She was not the only prominent member of the Pakatan coalition to highlight the incident as newly elected Puchong MP Gobind Singh Deo tweeted a sad photo of Najib dozing off on the sofa with the caption "This is uncalled for!"

Shah Alam MP Khalid Samad was similarly outraged.

The photo had originally been shared by blogger Dr Novandri Hasan Basri who shared his surprise and concern when he spotted Najib asleep on the sofa still dressed in the Baju Melayu he was wearing during Terawih prayers earlier last night.

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Even TV personality Daphne Iking felt moved to share her concern in a series of tweets questioning the need for the police's actions, asking "Couldn't they wait till tomorrow?".

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- mD