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Ex-Malaysian PM Najib Razak faces new corruption charges

Malaysia's anti-graft agency said Najib will face charges under a section of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission Act that involves abuse of power.

Published: 20th September 2018 10:24 AM  |   Last Updated: 20th September 2018 10:24 AM   |  A+A-

Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak (Photo | AP)

By PTI

KUALA LUMPUR: Police and Malaysia's anti-graft agency say detained former Prime Minister Najib Razak will face at least two dozen fresh charges of abuse of power and money laundering over the multimillion-dollar looting of a state investment fund.

Najib will be brought to court Thursday.

Police have taken custody of him after he was detained by the anti-graft agency Wednesday over the transfer of $681 million into his bank account.

National deputy police chief Noor Rashid Ibrahim said 21 of the charges involve the receiving, using and transferring of illicit funds.

The anti-graft agency said Najib will face charges under a section of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission Act that involves abuse of power.

Najib pleaded not guilty to earlier charges against him and his trial is due to start next year.

 

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