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Former Malaysian Leader Najib Arrested, Faces New Charges in 1 MDB Scandal

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Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak was arrested Wednesday by antigraft authorities in connection with the 1MDB financial scandal over his alleged receipt of more than $600 million into his personal bank account.

The authorities said that Mr. Najib was being held at the anti-graft agency’s headquarters and would be transferred to a court to face several charges once they are approved by the Southeast Asian country’s attorney general.

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