MACC arrests Najib over 1MDB case

by BERNAMA / TMR file pix

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) today arrested former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak over a 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) case involving the alleged deposit of RM2.6 billion into his personal account.

The arrest was made at 4.13 pm at the MACC headquarters here, the MACC said in a statement.

The MACC said Najib would face several charges under Section 23(1) of the MACC Act 2009.

It said the former prime minister would be charged in the Kuala Lumpur Sessions Court tomorrow.

The MACC said it would collaborate with the Royal Malaysia Police to record a statement from Najib to assist the police investigation under the Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Terrorism Financing and Proceeds of Unlawful Activities Act 2001 before taking him to court tomorrow.