Former Malaysian PM Najib, ex-treasury chief charged with criminal breach of trust

Former Malaysian PM Najib, ex-treasury chief charged with criminal breach of trust
Former Malaysia's prime minister Najib Razak is escorted by police to the courthouse in Kuala Lumpur on October 25, 2018. (AFP / MOHD RASFAN)
Updated 25 October 2018

Former Malaysian PM Najib, ex-treasury chief charged with criminal breach of trust

Former Malaysian PM Najib, ex-treasury chief charged with criminal breach of trust
  • The charges against Najib and Irwan Serigar Abdullah, Malaysia’s former Treasury secretary-general, were the latest in a widening crackdown on corruption

KUALA LUMPUR: Former Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak and his top treasury official were on Thursday charged with six counts each of criminal breach of trust involving government funds of 6.6 billion ringgit ($1.58 billion).
The charges against Najib and Irwan Serigar Abdullah, Malaysia’s former Treasury secretary-general, were the latest in a widening crackdown on corruption.
The two pleaded not guilty to all the charges.