Najib arrested by police, to be slapped with 21 charges, says Deputy IGP

KUALA LUMPUR: Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak will be charged with 21 offences, says Deputy Inspector-General of police Tan Sri Noor Rashid Ibrahim in a statement today (Sept 20).

"As many as 21 charges involving US$681mil have been set.

"They include nine counts for receiving illlegal monies, five counts for using illegal monies and seven counts for transferring illegal monies to other entities," he said.

Noor Rashid also said that the police had arrested the former Prime Minister after consulting the Attorney General's office.

"He will be brought to the Kuala Lumpur Sessions Court to be charged under Section 4(1) of the Anti-Money Laundering and Anti-Terrorism Financing Act 2001 (AMLATFA)," he said.

He added that the arrest and charge sheets were done together with the Malaysian Anti Corruption Commission (MACC).

This will be the third time that Najib is brought to court, the first being in July when he claimed trial to three charges of criminal breach of trust, and a fourth charge of receiving bribery of RM42mil.

Last month, Najib was slapped with three charges of money laundering.

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