Najib called in for more police questioning

KUALA LUMPUR: Former prime minister Najib Razak has been called in for police questioning again, believed to be in connection with investigations under the Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Terrorism Financing and Proceeds of Unlawful Activities Act (Amla).

Najib arrived at the Bukit Aman Commercial Crime Investigation Department here in a Hyundai Santa Fe at 10am.

He was accompanied by his lawyer, Muhammad Shafee Abdullah.

Several days ago, Najib was questioned by the police for two hours as investigations continue under Amla.

He faces a total of seven charges of criminal breach of trust, abuse of power and money laundering related to some RM42 million transferred into his bank account from former 1MDB subsidiary SRC International.

A source close to Najib told FMT that the Pekan MP was, on Monday, questioned over a cheque issued in 2011 for a programme held in his constituency.

It is understood that the cheque was issued to pay caterers as well as to cover the cost of souvenirs and rent for tents.

It is believed that Najib gave his statement over the matter.

Najib Razak left Menara 238 on Jalan Tun Razak after spending more than three hours giving his statement to the police.

He was seen leaving by a rear exit at 1.20pm in an Audi vehicle, accompanied by his lawyer, Shafee Abdullah, and several others.