Malaysia ex-PM Najib to face fresh charges under anti-money laundering act

Malaysia ex-PM Najib to face fresh charges under anti-money laundering act
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PUTRAJAYA - Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak is expected to face several fresh charges under the Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Terrorism Financing and Proceeds of Unlawful Activities Act (Amla) 2001 on Wednesday (Aug 8).

Sources in the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) confirmed that the former prime minister will have a new set of charges against him.

"That is why we are calling him again today (Aug 7) to record his statement for tomorrow's proceedings," a source told The Star.

Najib will be meeting graft investigators at the MACC academy in Jalan Duta at 5pm Tuesday (Aug 7).

The former prime minister is expected to be released after having his statement recorded and to present himself at the Jalan Duta court complex the next day.

Earlier Tuesday, photos of Najib's car leaving his Langgak Duta residence escorted went viral, resulting in heated speculation online.

On July 4, Najib was charged with three counts of criminal breach of trust and one count of using his position for gratification as part of a probe into money missing from 1MDB. He pleaded not guilty to all charges.

The charges are related to the RM42mil that allegedly went from SRC International into Najib's personal bank accounts.

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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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