Malaysian Sports and Youth Minister Khairy Jamaluddin's house in the high-end locale of Bukit Damansara, Kuala Lumpur, was burgled by three men on late Saturday afternoon.
According to reports, the three men was said broke into the house by scaling the walls. No violence was reported as the minister and his family was not in when the incident took place.
City Crime investigation Department (CID) chief Datuk Ku Chin Wah said the trio arrived in a car and then barged into the house after finding the door unlocked.
"At the time of the incident, the minister's maid was in the kitchen and the rest of the family was out," the chief said, according to New Straits Times.
"She went out to start cleaning the hall. That was when she noticed the front door was open and caught a glimpse of an unknown man. The maid saw everything but couldn't do much due to fear for her life. The ordeal lasted for less than 10 minutes.
"There have been no arrests yet. We are probing all angles for the robbery," he added.
Chin Wah said that several valuable watches and laptops were taken. He did not reveal the accurate amount of loss. The entire house was ransacked and most of the valuables were kept in the master bedroom.
Saturday's incident is the latest in the increasing number of daylight robberies reported across the country.
Minister Khairy took to social networking website Facebook to express his reaction to the incident.
"Thankfully no one was hurt and I leave the matter in the hands of the police."
The minister went on to highlight the escalating crime rate in the nation saying, "This incident is a reminder to us all that crime is a serious problem in our country. It is a real issue and not just merely a perception."
Kuala Lumpur Overseas Security Advisory Council's (OSAC) Malaysia Crime and Safety report 2013 stated, "Residential burglaries in Kuala Lumpur (KL) occur mostly in stand-alone residences in neighborhoods with large expatriate communities. Some burglars have entered when occupants were at home, tied the residents up, and threatened them with weapons."