PUTRAJAYA — Sept. 19, 2018: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) today arrested former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak over the alleged deposit of RM2.6 billion from 1Malaysia Development Berhad into his personal account.
The arrest was made at 4.13 pm at the MACC headquarters here, with Najib expected to face several charges tomorrow. He is being detained overnight.
The agency said it will collaborate with the police to record a statement from Najib regarding investigations under the Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Terrorism Financing and Proceeds of Unlawful Activities Act.
Najib had gone to the MACC headquarters after being asked to do so. He has previously been charged on seven counts.
On July 4, he pleaded not guilty to three charges of criminal breach of trust and one charge of abuse of power involving RM42 million belonging to SRC International Sdn. Bhd.
On August 8, he also pleaded not guilty to three charges of having received RM42 million in proceeds from unlawful activities into two of his accounts four years ago, with the money also belonging to SRC International. — Bernama