Former prime minister Najib Razak has found himself under arrest yet again by Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission authorities this cloudy Monday over alleged 1MDB report tampering.
Arriving at the anti-graft commission’s headquarters in Putrajaya at 11am this morning for questioning, he was reportedly placed under arrest within two hours.
Sources have leaked to online media portal Malaysiakini that they expect Najib to be released on bail, providing he can pay the amount set by the courts.
Both he and former 1MDB CEO Arul Kanda Kandasamy are expected to be charged in court Wednesday.
Last month, auditing investigators revealed that pages of the report were allegedly removed from the final version that was published while the former PM was still in office. Most of the missing pages pertained to fugitive financier Jho Low, with those requesting their removal calling it “a sensitive issue.”
Auditor general Madinah Mohamad revealed that the orders to edit the report came from Shukry Salleh, who was Najib’s private secretary; however, several other individuals have been questioned in the case, including the former auditor general, the former chief secretary to the government, as well as the former 1MDB CEO.
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