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Najib charged with receiving RM42 mln from unlawful activities

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KUALA LUMPUR — Aug. 8, 2018: Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak has been charged with three counts of receiving SRC International Sdn. Bhd. RM42 million from unlawful activities four years ago.

Sessions Judge Azura Alwi allowed an application by the prosecution to have the case transferred to the High Court, where Najib pleaded not guilty before Judge Datuk Azman Abdullah.

Najib was alleged to have received RM27 million, RM5 million and RM10 million respectively via Real Time Electronic Transfer of Funds and Securities (Rentas) into two AmIslamic Bank Berhad accounts of his.

He is alleged to have committed the offences between December 2014 and February 2015.

The prosecution was filed under Section 4(1)(b) of the Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Terrorism Financing and Proceeds of Unlawful Activities Act.

Najib was represented by counsel Tan Sri Muhammad Shafee Abdullah while the prosecution was led by Datuk Mohamad Hanafiah Zakaria. 

On July 4, Najib pleaded not guilty to three counts of criminal breach of trust and one charge of abuse of power involving RM42 million also belonging to SRC International. — Bernama

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