PETALING JAYA: A spokesman for Datuk Seri Najib Razak has dismissed the former prime minister's arrest on Tuesday (July 3) as an act of political vengeance by the Pakatan Harapan government led by Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
According to an unnamed spokesman, the arrest by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) was expected since Pakatan took over the government, as its leadership had already "delivered the guilty verdict" against the former premier in public.
However, the spokesman said that Najib would contest these charges and clear his name in court.
"God willing, the truth will prevail," the spokesman said in a statement issued on Tuesday (July 3).
Najib was arrested by the MACC at his house in Jalan Langgak Duta in Kuala Lumpur at 2.35pm Tuesday.
A statement issued by the task force probing the 1MDB scandal said that Najib would be taken to the Kuala Lumpur Court Complex to face charges at 8.30am on Wednesday (July 4).
Sources have told The Star that Najib will be charged with criminal breach of trust and offences under the Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Terrorism Financing and Proceeds of Unlawful Activities Act 2001 (AMLA).