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Former Malaysian PM Najib arrested for corruption: Police Source

Rae Munavvar
03 July 2018, MVT 14:07
Malaysia's Prime Minister Najib Razak (C) and his wife Rosmah Mansor wave to their supporters as they arrive at the nomination centre to hand over election documents in Pekan on April 28, 2018. Malaysia's 14th general election will be held on May 9 with nominations taking place on April 28. / AFP PHOTO / Mohd RASFAN
Rae Munavvar
03 July 2018, MVT 14:07

Former Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak has been arrested as part of probe into alleged theft and money-laundering at the 1MDB state investment fund.

As reported by Channel News Asia, Najib's lawyer and family sources expect that he may be formally charged on Wednesday.

Najib was arrested at his home by anti-corruption officers, according to the Malaysian Insight.

Tweeted by Malaysia Bureau Chief @ChannelNewsAsia. IMAGE: TWITTER

Both Najib and the fund continue to deny any wrongdoing on their part.

Earlier on Tuesday, Malaysia's anti-corruption agency questioned Riza Aziz, the stepson of Najib and a Hollywood film producer.

Alleged corruption at the 1MDB fund helped bring on the unexpected defeat of Najib's coalition in the May 9 polls.

The new government reopened investigations that were stifled while Najib was in office.

The new government reopened investigations that were stifled while Najib was in office.

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