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Najib to be charged tomorrow

  • Najib will be charged tomorrow on three counts of money laundering, which will carry a maximum fine of RM5 million or jail up to five years, or both, if convicted.

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 7 (Bernama) -- Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak who was slapped with three charges of criminal breach of trust (CBT) and one count of abuse of power over funds totalling RM42 million belonging to SRC International Sdn Bhd, is expected to be charged tomorrow on three charges of money laundering.

According to a source from Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC), Najib will be brought to the Sessions Court, in Jalan Duta Court Complex to face three additional charges of the SRC funds under Section 4(1) of Anti-Money Laundering and Anti-Terrorism Financing Act 2001 (AMLATFA).

"He will be charged on additional charges," said the source.

The section carries a maximum fine of RM5 million or imprisonment of up to five years, or both, if found guilty.

On July 4, Najib, 65, pleaded not guilty at the High Court here on three CBT charges and one count of abuse of power over SRC funds.

The case has been fixed for case management tomorrow before High Court Judge Mohd Nazlan Mohd Ghazali.

The court also placed barriers and provided a registration counter to facilitate media coverage on the proceedings pertaining to the mention of the case and charges against Najib.

 

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