KUALA LUMPUR: Former Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak was charged on Wednesday (Aug 8) with three counts of money laundering as part of a probe into money missing from state fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB).
The charges, read out in court, were related to transfers of RM42 million (US$10.3 million) from SRC International, a former 1MDB unit, into Najib’s personal bank account.
Najib, 64, was summoned yesterday by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) for a new round of questioning, which lasted for about 45 minutes.
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The former leader was arrested and charged last month with three counts of criminal breach of trust and one count of abuse of power following a probe into SRC International.
Najib has so far denied any wrongdoing.