Najib faces 21 new charges

20 Sep 2018 / 15:08 H.

KUALA LUMPUR: Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak will be charged with 21 offences, said Deputy Inspector-General of police Tan Sri Noor Rashid Ibrahim in a statement today.
"A total of 21 charges involving US$681mil have been set. They include nine counts for receiving illlegal monies, five counts for using illegal monies and seven counts for transferring illegal monies to other entities," he said.
Noor Rashid also said the police had arrested Najib after consulting the Attorney-General's office.
He added that the arrest and charge sheets were handled together with the Malaysian Anti Corruption Commission (MACC).
Najib will will be brought to the Kuala Lumpur Sessions Court to be charged under Section 4(1) of the Anti-Money Laundering and Anti-Terrorism Financing Act 2001 (AMLATFA).

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