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Former Malaysia PM slammed with money laundering charges



Former Malaysia PM slammed with money laundering charges

Embattled Najib Razak, the former Prime Minister of Malaysia has been slammed with money laundering allegations, a day before his pre-trial hearing for earlier charges.

According to government sources Razak, 65, was charged under the money-laundering act on Wednesday in connection with an ongoing scandal concerning the 1MDB state investment fund.

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Reports say Razak was summoned on Tuesday to the office of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC), where he was questioned for about 45 minutes.

Moments after Razak’s departure from the anti-graft agency, a statement was issued by MAAC saying that the former leader would be charged under the anti-money laundering act.

“The charges are related to the SRC International case,” the statement said.


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