Najib faces 25 charges under MACC, Anti-Money Laundering and Anti-Terrorism Financing Acts

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KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 20): Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak is expected to be charged with 25 charges involving the alleged deposit of RM2.6 billion into his personal account, a case linked to the 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) scandal.

Najib, 65, would face four charges under Section 23(1)  and  24(1) of the  Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) Act 2009 and  21 charges  under Section 4(1)(a) of the Anti-Money Laundering and Anti-Terrorism Financing  Act 2001 (AMLATFA).

Deputy Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Noor Rashid Ibrahim, in a statement, said Najib would be charged with nine counts of receiving proceeds of unlawful activity, five charges of using  proceeds of unlawful activity and seven counts of transferring  proceeds of unlawful activity, totalling USD681 million.

Check with the court found that the cases involving Najib would be called for mention ar 3 pm today before Sessions Court Judge Azura Alwi.

The sixth prime minister was arrested by MACC at 4.13 pm yesterday over a 1MDB case involving the alleged deposit of RM2.6 billion into his personal account.

He was previously slapped with seven criminal charges in last July and August.

On July 4, Najib pleaded not guilty at the High Court to three counts of criminal breach of trust (CBT) and one charge of abuse of power involving RM42 million belonging to SRC International Sdn Bhd,  which is an affiliate of 1MDB, and on Aug 8, he claimed trial in the High Court on three charges of having received the same money (RM42 million) in proceeds from unlawful activities into two of his accounts.

He was released on a RM1 million bail with two sureties pending disposal of his case and all seven charges to be jointly tried as it involved the same witnesses and documents.

The case has been set for mention on Oct 4 before High Court Judge Mohd Nazlan Mohd Ghazali.