Najib's corruption trial set for February next year

Najib's corruption trial set for February next year

Najib's corruption trial set for February next year

A statement by the government's 1MDB task force said Datuk Seri Najib was picked up from his mansion in Kuala Lumpur at 2.35pm in relation to SRC International, a former subsidiary of state fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB).

Since his ouster, Najib has been barred from leaving Malaysia and questioned by the government's anti-graft agency along with his wife, Rosmah Mansor.

Asked if he expected more charges against Najib, the lawyer, who has vast experience in criminal and civil cases, said, "I leave it to your imagination on why the authorities did not charge him for the bigger issue, 1MDB".

The charges are in connection with how 42 million ringgit ($10.6 million) went from SRC International, a former 1MDB unit, into Najib's personal bank account. The charge, which carries a maximum sentence of 20 years imprisonment and a fine of up to five times the value of amount received, is one of three charges laid in Kuala Lumpur on Wednesday.

He said that he would also be looking to suspend Attorney-General Tommy Thomas as the lead prosecutor in the case.

Chants of "Melayu" and "bebas Najib" were hurled at the AG by supporters of the former prime minister, who had gathered in solidarity with Najib at the court since early morning.

The US Department of Justice (DOJ) began investigating 1MDB, saying $4.5bn had been diverted.

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Mr Najib's bank accounts connected to the alleged money laundering were held with the Malaysian bank AmBank, of which ANZ is the single largest shareholder, holding a 24 per cent stake. Riza did not speak to reporters on his arrival at the anti-graft office.

Najib was arrested at his home on Tuesday, less than two months after an unexpected election defeat to a coalition led by his mentor-turned-foe Mahathir Mohamad.

A day before his arrest, Najib repeated his claim that another mysterious $680 million was a donation from a member of the Saudi royal family.

Police have also seized jewellery and valuables valued at more than $272 million (1.1 billion ringgit) from properties linked to Najib.

However, Red Granite in March this year agreed to pay US$60 million (RM234 million) to the United States government to resolve allegations that it profited from corrupt money involving 1MDB, according to a report.

A 1MDB taskforce set up by the government this week said 408 bank accounts involving funds of almost 1.1 billion ringgit had been frozen. Red Granite was unavailable for comment.

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