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More charges linked to 1MDB expected

Najib on the way to court.

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KUALA LUMPUR — July 4, 2018: The Attorney-General’s Chambers is expected to file more charges relating to 1Malaysia Development Berhad after it receives more investigation papers (IPs) from the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC).

According to Attorney-General Tommy Thomas, today’s case (against Datuk Seri Najib Razak) was from the first IP that he received after he had clocked in three weeks ago.

Thomas led the prosecution team today in the case against Najib Razak who was charged with three counts of criminal breach of trust and one count of abuse of power in connection with SRC International Sdn. Bhd. totalling RM42 million. The company was a subsidiary of 1MDB before being placed under the finance ministry.

A press conference by Thomas had to be moved from the ground floor to the fifth after supporters of Najib heckled Thomas and reporters. 

Also in relation to the case, Najib’s counsel Tan Sri Muhammad Shafee Abdullah questioned the prosecution’s preparedness, believing that the team was still looking for evidence.

“We requested February and March to have the hearing. We want it earlier if possible but the weird thing is the one prosecuting us is not prepared. Perhaps, still looking for evidence….,” he said outside the court. — Bernama




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