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Malaysia's ex-PM Najib Razak arrested by anti-corruption officers

Top News2018-07-03

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has arrested former prime minister Najib Razak at his home in Taman Duta.Confirming the arrest, a source from the anti-graft body said Najib was picked up by MACC officers at 3pm.When contacted, MACC chief commissioner Mohd Shukri Abdull refused to give details of the arrest or where the former leader would be brought to.It is understood that Najib could be charged tomorrow, most likely for offences related to money-laundering.Since his fall from power after the May 9 polls, Najib has been under investigation over allegations linked to the 1MDB affair.In raids at several properties linked to Najib’s family, police uncovered cash, luxury goods and jewellery, with an estimated value of some RM1 billion.Najib has maintained that the seized goods were gifts to his family during his premiership.(FMT)

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has arrested former prime minister Najib Razak at his home in Taman Duta.

Confirming the arrest, a source from the anti-graft body said Najib was picked up by MACC officers at 3pm.

When contacted, MACC chief commissioner Mohd Shukri Abdull refused to give details of the arrest or where the former leader would be brought to.

It is understood that Najib could be charged tomorrow, most likely for offences related to money-laundering.

Since his fall from power after the May 9 polls, Najib has been under investigation over allegations linked to the 1MDB affair.

In raids at several properties linked to Najib’s family, police uncovered cash, luxury goods and jewellery, with an estimated value of some RM1 billion.

Najib has maintained that the seized goods were gifts to his family during his premiership.

(FMT)

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