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Ex-premier Najib's arrest may signal start of wider crackdown on corruption

The much-anticipated arrest of former prime minister Najib Razak yesterday is set to presage a wider crackdown on corruption in Malaysia.

Datuk Seri Najib was taken to the headquarters of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) in Putrajaya, where he was to be held overnight.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 04, 2018, with the headline 'Ex-premier's arrest may signal start of wider crackdown on corruption'. Subscribe