KUALA LUMPUR: Former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak today claimed trial to 21 charges under the Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Terrorism Financing and Proceeds of Unlawful Activities Act (AMLATFA) 2001 at the Sessions Court.
Najib was alleged to commit the offences at the AmIslamic Bank Berhad branch, Jalan Raja Chulan here while he was in his position as a civil servant, the then prime minister, finance minister and the adviser emeritus of 1MDB.
Earlier Najib who is the Member of Parliament for Pekan has also pleaded not guilty before Sessions Court judge Azura Alwi on four charges of abusing his position as prime minister, minister of finance and adviser emeritus of 1MDB in a bribery amounting to RM2.3 billion.
Najib was granted bail of RM3.5 million with two sureties after he pleaded not guilty on 25 graft and money laundering charges involving RM2.3 billion.
Meanwhile Najib’s lawyer, Tan Sri Muhammad Shafee Abdullah requested the bail to be paid in staggered payments with RM1 million to be paid on Friday (Sept.21) and another RM500, 000 next week.
The Sessions Court Judge, Azura Alwi allowed the bail payments be paid over a period as long as full payment is made by Sept. 28. –Malaysia World News