WORLD Former Malaysian PM Najib slapped with money-laundering charges

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Former Malaysian PM Najib slapped with money-laundering charges

Xinhua

11:16, August 08, 2018

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug. 8 (Xinhua) -- Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak on Wednesday was charged with three offenses related to money-laundering and anti-terrorism financing, in addition to several counts of criminal breach of trust and corruption charges that were served in early July.   

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Najib Razak, Malaysia's former prime minister, center, arrives at the Kuala Lumpur Courts Complex in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018. (Photo: VCG)

The former leader appeared at the Kuala Lumpur Courts complex at around 9 a.m. local time for a pre-trial case-management hearing.

Malaysia's anti-corruption commission said earlier all the charges are related to a 42-million-ringgit (10.3 million U.S. dollars) deposit into Najib's personal bank account by SRC International, a former unit of state fund 1MDB.  

After the prosecution team read the charges, the judge decided that Najib's case would be transferred to the high court.

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