WORLD Former Malaysian PM Najib gets 3 additional charges


Former Malaysian PM Najib gets 3 additional charges


02:27, January 29, 2019


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KUALA LUMPUR, Jan. 28 (Xinhua) -- Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak on Monday was charged with three offenses related to money-laundering, on top of dozens of corruption charges that he already faces.

In the latest charges, Najib was accused of being involved in money laundering activities for allegedly receiving money through three bank accounts.

Najib pleaded not guilty to the charges.

The fresh charges brought the total against him to 42 with the trial of charges brought against him last year scheduled to begin on Feb. 12.

Previously, Najib already faces 38 charges related to his alleged corruption in office, some of which involve several billion US dollars connected to state investment company 1MDB and its subsidiary SRC International.

He also faces one charge for using his position to order the Final Audit Report on 1MDB to be amended before tabling it to the National Public Accounts Committee (PAC), a committee of Malaysia's parliament tasked with reviewing the country's public accounts.

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