These Are The Four Charges Handed To Najib Today At Court

Among the six former Malaysian prime ministers, Najib is the first to face criminal charges.

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Today, 4 July, former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak's charges were read out to him at 10.40am at the Sessions Court

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The prosecution team was led by Attorney-General Tommy Thomas, while Najib's representation consisted of a team of six lawyers led by senior lawyer Shafee Abdullah, according to Free Malaysia Today.

Among the six former Malaysian prime ministers, Najib is the first to face criminal charges.

Najib was handed three counts of criminal breach of trust (CBT) and one count of abuse of power, carrying a maximum of 20 years imprisonment each.

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Najib was first charged under Section 409 of the Penal Code for transferring RM27 million from SRC International, a 1MDB subsidiary, into his private bank account between 24 December and 29 December 2014.

His second CBT charge concerned the transfer of RM5 million from the company into his bank account during the same period of time.

In the third CBT charge under Section 409 of the Penal Code, the former premier was accused of transferring RM10 million from SRC into his account between 10 February and 2 March 2015.

A charge on abuse of power accused Najib of siphoning off RM42 million while giving government guarantees on SRC's RM4 billion loan from the Retirement Fund Inc (KWAP) between 17 August 2011 and 8 February 2012. The charge comes under Section 23 of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission Act 2009, The Borneo Post reported.

As his charges were read out to him by judge Datuk Zainal Abidin Kamarudin, Najib remained expressionless and nodded along

According to Bloomberg, the former prime minister pleaded not guilty to all charges. The case was transferred to the High Court.

His five children Nazifuddin, Nizar, Puteri Norlisa, Nooryana and Norashman were seen supporting their father in the Kuala Lumpur court, Free Malaysia Today reported.

Najib was arrested yesterday at his home by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC):

Read about the lawyers representing Najib in court here:

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