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Najib’s Special Officer Arrested in 1MDB Probe After Giving Statement at MACC

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Source: The Star
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As investigations into the 1Malaysia Development Fund (1MDB) scandal go deeper, the authorities have yet to charge former prime minister Najib Razak who is suspected to have billions of ringgit transferred into his personal bank account. Embezzlement and bribery with government money are also being looked to be brought against him.

However, someone else related to the case was arrested today (June 25). A former special officer to Najib since 2009 who holds a “Datuk” title was remanded by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) to assist in the 1MDB probe. 

Source: The Star

The 42-year-old was detained after he gave his statement at the MACC headquarters yesterday (June 24).

He is a director of a company allegedly to have money from 1MDB banked into its accounts, according to New Straits Times.

“We detained the suspect after we called him in to give his statement on the ongoing 1MDB investigation around 9.45pm,” said a source in the commission who chose to remain anonymous.

“He is among the witnesses called to assist in the ongoing probe.” 

Source: Malay Mail

The suspect who was dressed in the MACC orange lockup attire was brought to the Magistrates’ Court here for a remand application at 9.30am today, but was not represented during the application, reported Malay Mail.

He was then taken back to the MACC detention at 10.30am.

Magistrate Shah Wira Abdul Halim granted a seven-day remand order, which expires July 1 against the suspect.

Do you think Najib’s special officer will be able to provide information that will help in the 1MDB investigation further? Let us know in the comments below.

 

Also read: Here’s What Najib Has to Say About the Seized Cash & Luxury Items From 1MDB Raids

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