Najib summoned to AMLA unit over 1MDB probe

Safeek Affendy Razali

KUALA LUMPUR: Datuk Seri Najib Razak was summoned to the Anti-Money Laundering and Anti-Terrorism Financing Prevention Unit (AMLA) in Menara KPJ, Jalan Tun Razak, on Monday.

He was reportedly accompanied by his lawyer to the AMLA office to facilitate an investigation related to 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) around 10am.

Sources said Najib gave his cooperation throughout the investigation process. The session ended just before noon.

“The investigation was done under Section 4(1) of the police’s Anti-Money Laundering and Anti-Terrorism

Financing Act.

“For now, we are gathering information before taking the next course of action,” said the source.

The source said the former prime minister could be summoned again if there is a need. However, the source declined to elaborate in detail on the investigation process as well as the nature of the conversation with Najib on Monday.

Najib had before this faced three money-laundering charges under AMLA 2001 and four other amended charges in relation to RM42 million of SRC International funds in his personal account.

The three deposits, amounting to RM27 million, RM5 million and RM10 million, were deposited into his AmIslamic account between Dec 26, 2014 and Feb 10, 2015.

However, no plea was recorded.

Based on the charges, Najib could face a prison term of 15 years and a five on five times the amount involved, if convicted. © New Straits Times Press (M) Bhd