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Malaysian former Prime Minister Najib Razak faces charges of abuse of power and money laundering

  • Malaysian former Prime Minister Najib Razak faces charges of abuse of power and money laundering

Kyiv: Malaysian former Prime Minister Najib Razak has been arrested and will face at least two dozen new charges of abuse of power and money laundering over allegations of the multimillion-dollar plunder of the state.

Najib was detained by the anti-graft agency over the transfer of $681 million into his bank account.

Previously, Najib was charged with corruption and money laundering, just months after his shocking electoral defeat. He has pleaded not guilty and his trial is due to start next year.

Najib, 65, has accused Malaysia's new government under Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad of seeking political vengeance and vowed to clear his name at the trial.

Earlier it was reported that Malaysia was hunting for a radioactive device that disappeared from a pickup truck in early August.


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