WORLD Malaysia's anti-graft agency arrests Najib Razak, to face charges on Thursday

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Malaysia's anti-graft agency arrests Najib Razak, to face charges on Thursday

By Lin Rui | People's Daily app

17:25, September 19, 2018

Singapore (People's Daily) - Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak was arrested on Wednesday in connection with the deposit of RM2.6 billion ($627.6 million) of 1MDB funds into his personal account. 

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Malaysia's former prime minister Najib Razak (C) reacts as he leaves Duta court complex in Kuala Lumpur on August 08, 2018. (File photo: VCG)

He will be charged on Thursday. The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) said in a statement on Sept. 19 that Najib was taken into custody at 4.13 pm at the MACC headquarters in Putrajaya. 

Under Section 23(1) of the MACC Act 2009, he will be charged after permission is granted by the Attorney-General's Chambers.

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