Former Malaysian PM Najib's stepson Riza Aziz arrested, to face money laundering charges in court on July 5

Mr Riza Aziz at the Malaysia Anti-Corruption Commission in Putrajaya on July 3, 2018. Mr Riza will be charged in court with money laundering on July 5, 2019.
Mr Riza Aziz at the Malaysia Anti-Corruption Commission in Putrajaya on July 3, 2018. Mr Riza will be charged in court with money laundering on July 5, 2019.PHOTO: EPA-EFE

PUTRAJAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Mr Riza Aziz, the stepson of former prime minister Najib Razak, will be charged in court with money laundering on Friday (July 5).

It is learnt that he was summoned to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) headquarters earlier on Thursday and that investigators had arrested him.

Sources said that this was to enable them to finalise the process to charge him.

"Yes, he will be charged tomorrow," said a source.

When contacted, MACC chief Latheefa Koya confirmed that Mr Riza was arrested at noon and was released on bail.

"He has to appear in court tomorrow to face charges under Amla (Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Terrorism Financing and Proceeds of Unlawful Activities Act)," she said.

Mr Riza is the owner of Red Granite Pictures.