Najib to face more 1MDB charges, says MACC

KUALA LUMPUR: Former prime minister Najib Razak is expected to face more 1MDB-related charges soon, according to a source from the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) who declined to elaborate on the matter.

Najib has been called in several times to have his statements recorded to complete the MACC investigation, with the latest session yesterday when he was questioned for over six hours at the agency’s headquarters in Putrajaya.

On Oct 3, Najib gave evidence for almost three hours at the Anti-Money Laundering Unit at Menara KPJ in Jalan Tun Razak.

It was reported that the Commercial Crime Investigation Department at Bukit Aman would call up Najib and his wife Rosmah Mansor again to obtain additional information from them over the investigation.

Najib has been charged in court on 32 counts.

On July 4, he pleaded not guilty in the Kuala Lumpur High Court to three counts of criminal breach of trust and one charge of abuse of power involving RM42 million belonging to former 1MDB unit SRC International.

On Aug 8, the former prime minister was charged in the Kuala Lumpur Sessions Court with three counts of receiving RM42 million from unlawful activities linked to SRC International funds into two of his accounts four years ago.

On Sept 20, Najib was once again charged with 21 counts under the Anti-Money Laundering and Anti-Terrorism Financing Act 2001 and four charges under Section 23 (1) of the MACC Act.