MACC to question Najib over $413 million solar panel project in Sarawak

MACC to question Najib over $413 million solar panel project in Sarawak
Former Malaysia's prime minister Najib Razak is escorted by police to the courthouse in Kuala Lumpur on October 25, 2018.
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PUTRAJAYA - Ex-Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak arrived at the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) MACC headquarters at 9.40am on Thursday (Nov 8) after being summoned again for questioning.

The Pekan MP came in a Proton Perdana bearing the plate "TN50", entering the building via a back entrance.

An MACC source confirmed that Najib had been asked to show up Thursday, to assist in investigation into "several" unspecified cases.

One of them is on the solar panel project for schools in rural Sarawak, allegedly worth RM1.25bil (S$413 million) and awarded to a Bintulu-based company.

The project courted controversy when it was said that the contract was ordered by "direct order" from the then prime minister.

Several individuals have already been summoned for questioning over the case, including former Education Minister Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid, as well as Najib's former special officer.

The ex-special officer was remanded for a total of six days as part of the probe.

It is alleged that the former officer had solicited money from the company that was awarded the contract.

Before his appearance at the MACC headquaters,Najib was at the Kuala Lumpur Court earlier in the morning to accompany his wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor, who attended a mention of her money-laundering cases.

He left the court complex at 9.15am and headed straight for the MACC headquarters here.

Former Malaysia PM Najib charged with corruption

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    Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak is expected to face several charges for committing offences under two Acts, sources said.

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    "We believe Najib will be charged under the Anti Money-Laundering Act and the Penal Code," a source told The Star yesterday.

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    Other sources said Najib is expected to face four counts of committing criminal breach of trust and anti-money laundering charges involving a total of RM42mil and believed to be linked to the SRC International Sdn Bhd case.

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    Yesterday, Najib was arrested at his house in Jalan LangĀ­gak Duta in Kuala Lumpur at about 3pm and was whisked to the MACC headquarters in Putrajaya about an hour later.

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    Supporters of former Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak hold up signs, ahead of his arrival to court in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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    Rosmah Mansor, wife of Malaysia's former Prime Minister Najib Razak, leaves a courtroom in Kuala Lumpur.

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    Family members of Malaysia's former Prime Minister Najib Razak leave a court in Kuala Lumpur

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    Malaysia's Attorney-General Tommy Thomas speaks during a news conference outside a courtroom in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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    A supporter of Malaysia's former Prime Minister Najib Razak conflicts with a police officer outside a court in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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