Najib summoned to MACC over hundreds of cheques for Umno

KUALA LUMPUR: Najib Razak has been summoned to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC), ahead of dozens of charges he is likely to face, adding to the existing seven charges linked to his role in the 1MDB saga.

It is believed that his session with MACC today is over hundreds of cheques – some 700 pieces according to one source – which he allegedly issued using money from 1MDB.

Najib arrived at the MACC headquarters in Putrajaya at about 2pm this afternoon.

When contacted, MACC said it would issue a press statement later.

The former prime minister is already facing seven charges of criminal breach of trust, corruption and money laundering.

In July, Najib was charged with four counts – three for criminal breach of trust and one for abusing his power – related to some RM42 million transferred into his bank account.

Last month, he was charged with three counts of money laundering related to the same transaction, under the Anti-Money Laundering Act, Anti-Terrorism Financing Act and Proceeds of Unlawful Activities Act, or AMLA.

The High Court fixed Feb 12 to Feb 28 and March 4 to March 29 next year for trial.