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Malaysia 1MDB: Ex-PM Najib nabbed by anti-corruption officials


KUALA LUMPUR: Former Malaysian PM Najib Razak has been arrested by anti-corruption authorities and is due to be charged today (Wednesday).

Mr Najib, who has long been plagued by allegations of corruption, has been accused of pocketing $700m (£517m) from state development fund 1MDB.

Billions of dollars are unaccounted for from the fund, set up by Mr Najib.

He has been under investigation since his shock election loss in May. Mr Najib denies any wrongdoing.