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Former PM Najib Razak Could Be Charged With Money Laundering Really Soon

The hammer is coming down.


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Former PM Najib Razak Could Be Charged With Money Laundering Really Soon
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The clock's ticking for Najib Razak.

According to The New Straits Times' Farrah Naz Karim and Manirajan Ramasamy, investigators who are working on the 1MDB case have recommended charging the former Malaysian Prime Minister.

The daily quoted sources as saying that the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) have "enough evidence to ensure the cases stick”.

The recommendation to charge the 64-year-old former premier for money laundering and misappropriation of property was made in the investigation paper that was submitted to the Attorney-General’s (A-G) Chambers last week.

However, Najib's wife Rosmah Mansor was not named in the paper, so the chances are she might not be charged.

Raise your hand if you're getting charged.
The sources added that it is now up to the new Attorney General Tommy Thomas to "accept the recommendations to charge, tweak the charges or return the papers for further investigations.”

NST reported that the A-G's Chambers would be having a series of meetings some time this week to go over the investigation papers and interview several key witnesses.

The money laundering charge brought forward by the MACC is reportedly linked to allegations that RM42mil from the Kumpulan Wang Persaraan (KWAP) was banked into Najib's personal bank account.

In case you're wondering, those found guilty of money laundering could face a jail term no longer than 15 years and a fine of no less than five times the value of the laundered proceeds.

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