From prime minister to prisoner, the rise and fall of Najib Razak

KUALA LUMPUR – When police raided six premises linked to former premier Najib Razak in 2018, they seized cash, jewellery, watches and handbags valued at between RM900 million (S$281 million) and RM1.1 billion at the time – the biggest seizure in Malaysia’s history.

Investigators took 16 days to count the items that filled hundreds of bags and boxes. The most expensive item was a RM6.4 million gold and diamond necklace.