Ex-Malaysia PM Najib leaves anti-graft office after 45 minutes, to face fresh charges on Wednesday

Former Malaysian premier Najib Razak is expected to face several fresh charges on Aug 8, 2018.
Former Malaysian premier Najib Razak is expected to face several fresh charges on Aug 8, 2018.PHOTO: BERNAMA

KUALA LUMPUR (BERNAMA/THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Former Malaysian premier Najib Razak left the Kuala Lumpur office of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) after just 45 minutes on Tuesday (Aug 7). 

He will appear in court on Wednesday (Aug 8), where he is expected to face three fresh charges under the anti-money laundering Act.

He had arrived at the MACC office in Kuala Lumpur at 4.58pm on Tuesday (Aug 7), with a small escort.

His entourage did not stop to address the media. He did not speak to the media on the way out either.

Najib is expected to face fresh charges under the Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Terrorism Financing and Proceeds of Unlawful Activities Act (Amla) 2001 on Wednesday. His case management after he was charged on July 4 is also due on Wednesday.

MACC sources earlier confirmed that the former prime minister will have a new set of charges arrayed against him.

Earlier on Tuesday, photos of Najib's car leaving his Langgak Duta residence under escort went viral, resulting in heated speculation online.


Photos of former Malaysian premier Najib Razak's car leaving his Langgak Duta residence under escort went viral on Aug 7, 2018. PHOTO: THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK

On July 4, Najib was charged with three counts of criminal breach of trust and one count of using his position for gratification as part of a probe into money missing from 1MDB. He pleaded not guilty to all charges.  

 

The charges are related to the RM42 million (S$14.1 million) that allegedly went from SRC International, a former unit of 1MDB. into Najib's personal bank accounts.