Malaysia former prime minister Najib Razak arrested for money laundering allegations

KUALA LUMPUR: Former Prime Minister  of Malaysia, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak has been arrested today and will be charged tomorrow at the Kuala Lumpur Court on Wednesday (4th July) 8.30am.

The 1MDB Special Task Force Team confirmed that Najib has been arrested at 2.35pm at his residence, Jalan Langgak Duta, here on Tuesday.

The team consists of Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail; Tan Sri Abu Kassim Mohamed, Datuk Seri Mohd. Shukri Abdull and Datuk Abdul Rahman Bador.

It is learnt that Najib has been taken to MACC headquarters in Putrajaya before he is charged on Wednesday.

However MACC did not specify the charges against Najib who has been probed by MACC and followed by intensive investigation and search by the police at his residences in Kuala Lumpur and former office in Putrajaya.

Meanwhile sources said that Najib possibly will be charged with criminal breach of trust (CBT) and offences under the Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Terrorism Financing and Proceeds of Unlawful Activities Act 2001 (AMLA).

The offence of CBT under Section 409 of the Penal Code which reads: 409. Whoever, being in any manner entrusted with property, or with any dominion over property, in his capacity of a public servant or an agent, commits criminal breach of trust in respect of that property, shall be punished with imprisonment for a term which shall not be less than two years and not more than twenty years and with whipping, and shall also be liable to fineeg
It was also reported that the huge amount of cash and luxury items seized from premises linked to Najib and his wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor were being investigated under AMLA. –Malaysia World News