World Former Malaysian prime minister arrested on graft charges

12:21  03 july  2018
12:21  03 july  2018 Source:   cnn.com

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PUTRAJAYA, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng commented on the massive corruption scandal surrounding the 1MDB The victory, he said, wouldn't have been possible without new Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, and that working with his former foe was "fascinating."

PUTRAJAYA, Malaysia (AP) -- Malaysian Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng commented on the massive corruption scandal surrounding the 1MDB state The victory, he said, wouldn't have been possible without new Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, and that working with his former foe was "fascinating."

Malaysia's former prime minister Najib Razak speaks to the media after being questioned at the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) office in Putrajaya on May 24, 2018. - Najib arrived at the anti-graft agency on May 24 to be questioned for a second time this week over a multi-billion-dollar corruption scandal following his shock election loss. (Photo by Mohd RASFAN / AFP) (Photo credit should read MOHD RASFAN/AFP/Getty Images) © MOHD RASFAN/AFP/AFP/Getty Images Malaysia's former prime minister Najib Razak speaks to the media after being questioned at the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) office in Putrajaya on May 24, 2018. - Najib arrived at the anti-graft agency on May 24 to be questioned for a second time this week over a multi-billion-dollar corruption scandal following his shock election loss. (Photo by Mohd RASFAN / AFP) (Photo credit should read MOHD RASFAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak was arrested Tuesday according to Malaysian state media Bernama.

Bernama cites the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) which has been investigating billions of state funds that went missing while Najib was in power.

Last week police said they had seized luxury handbags, jewelry, cash and goods from six properties linked to the former leader, that were believed to be worth more than $225 million.

The goods were seized as part of the investigation into the sprawling scandal related to 1MDB, a state investment vehicle from which Najib was accused of siphoning off billions of dollars.

He has denied any wrongdoing.

This story is developing.

Israel's Netanyahu faces 11th grilling over alleged graft .
Police said investigators on Tuesday questioned Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over one of several graft cases that threaten to topple him. "The prime minister was questioned for several hours at his residence today in the course of an investigation being carried out by the national fraud and serious crimes unit and the securities authority," police said in a statement.The police did not say what he was questioned about but Israeli media said the subject was alleged corruption involving local telecoms giant Bezeq and its largest shareholder, Shaul Elovitch.

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