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Malaysian ex-PM Najib hit with 25 new charges over 1MDB scandal

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19:30 20-09-2018
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Malaysia's former Prime Minister Najib Razak has been hit with 25 new corruption charges linked to the 1MDB scandal.

The new charges include four counts of abuse of power and 21 counts of money laundering over hundreds of millions of dollars of funds received in his personal bank account.

Najib was detained by Malaysia's anti-corruption agency on Wednesday for allegedly transferring $681m into his personal bank account, as part of investigations into the 1MDB state investment fund.

The former leader was questioned by police and then appeared in court in the capital, Kuala Lumpur, on Thursday. Najib pleaded not guilty to all charges after they were read out to him in court.