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Former Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak arrested in corruption probe

2018-07-04 09:57:20       source:The Washington Post

July 3, 2018


SINGAPORE — Former Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak was arrested Tuesday and will be charged amid an investigation into the disappearance of billions of dollars from a state investment fund he founded, a Malaysian task force said. 


The special task force looking into wrongdoing at the state fund, 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), said in a statement that Najib has been arrested and will be brought to court Wednesday. The statement said the arrest was linked to a former 1MDB unit but did not detail the charges. Local media reports said Najib was seen leaving his house in the capital, Kuala Lumpur, in an unmarked police car.


Malaysia’s anti-graft agency confirmed the arrest, according to Malaysian state news agency Bernama.  


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