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Former Malaysian Prime Minister arrested, to be charged

Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has been arrested in connection with the deposit of RM2.


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Updated: September 20, 2018

6bil of 1MDB funds into his personal account.

In a statement, the Malaysian Anti Corruption Commission (MACC) said the arrest was made at 4.13pm at its headquarters in Putrajaya on Wednesday (Sept 19).

The MACC said that the former prime minister will be detained overnight and brought to court to face several charges under Section 23 (1) of the MACC Act at the Kuala Lumpur Sessions Court at 3pm on Thursday (Sept 20).

The MACC will also cooperate with the police to record Najib’s statement before he is taken to court tomorrow.

” This is to help their investigations under the Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Terrorism Financing and Proceeds of Unlawful Activities Act 2001,” it said.

Meanwhile, Malaysiakini reports that Najib’ daughter, Nooryana Najwa, is worried that her father may end up spending an extra night in detention due to his late court proceedings, which is set at 3pm on Thursday (Sept 20).

“They are fixing the hearing for 3pm. When bail is granted, the court registry and banks would be closed. So we will not be able to post bail. This is very obvious.

“Therefore, he might have to spend an extra night in detention until bail is posted,” she reportedly told the news portal.

 



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