Najib to attend MACC on Tuesday to record a statement related to SRC

KUALA LUMPUR (REUTERS, THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) : A Malaysian anti-graft body has summoned ex-premier Najib Razak to give a statement about an investigation involving 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), Reuters reported today.

A member of a panel which reviewed the case files of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) said it found evidence that about US$10.6 million (S$14.3 million) was transferred from state fund unit SRC International to an account belonging to Najib.

“They are there to serve notice (to Najib) to attend MACC on Tuesday next week to record a statement related to SRC,” one of the sources told Reuters.

Another MACC source confirmed the matter.

Najib and his wife have been blacklisted by the Immigration Department and they are prohibited from leaving the country.

Last night the police confiscated many items and boxes of luxurious handbags from one of Najib’s residence units in Kuala Lumpur. Some handbags were full of money and gold, police said.

Last week, Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said that Najib would be soon charged following investigations into allegations against him over 1MDB corruption.