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Former Malaysia PM slammed with money laundering charges

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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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