Najib Razak arrested Long overdue but it has been done, at last

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has arrested former prime minister Najib Razak at his home in Taman Duta. Officers from the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) picked up Najib this afternoon. MACC’s special task force on 1MDB said Najib was arrested at 2.35pm, linked to its probe into SRC International, the former subsidiary of the troubled state firm.

He will be charged tomorrow over offences related to SRC International, the former subsidiary of 1MDB.

Since his fall from power after the May 9 polls, Najib has been under investigation over allegations linked to the 1MDB affair. In raids over the last two months at several private properties in Kuala Lumpur, police uncovered cash, luxury goods and jewellery, with an estimated value of some RM1 billion.

Najib has maintained that the seized goods were gifts to his family during his premiership.

Najib, his wife Rosmah Mansor and their son Riza Aziz were also summoned to answer questions from MACC investigators over allegations related to the state fund.