Najib arrested by MACC for RM2.6bil in his account, to be charged tomorrow (Sept 20)

PUTRAJAYA: Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak has been arrested in connection with the deposit of RM2.6bil 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 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.

 

Sources – The Star