Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has been arrested on Tuesday for corruption.
Najib is accused of dipping $ 70 million from the government’s treasury. Only after losing the elections in May this year, Najib was under investigation.
However, Najeeb has been refuting corruption allegations. According to the statement issued by the police, Najib was arrested at his local time at around 2 a.m. in his house.
Najib has been charged in the High Court of Kuala Lumpur. Several locations connected with Najib’s property were raided in recent weeks.
Police say that luxury goods worth $ 27.3 million were seized from Najib’s hideouts. It is said that there is no seizure of such a huge amount in the history of Malaysia.
20 years sentence possible
The largest part of the seized goods is jewelery. Among them, the most expensive $ 1.6 million Jewelry is lost.
Najib has been banned from going out of the country. Allegations of corruption on Najib were reported after the Wall Street Journal report.
The Wall Street Journal said in its report that 70 million dollars in the government’s treasury are in the personal account of Najib. In the case of corruption, many members of his family, including Najib’s wife Rosmah Mansor, have been interrogated.
According to Malaysian media, 64-year-old Najib may be sentenced to 20 years in jail.
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