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Najib Razak back at Malaysia's anti-graft agency for solar panel probe

Malaysia's former prime minister Najib Razak. (Photo: AFP/Mohd Rasfan)

Former Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak was at the anti-graft agency again on Monday morning (Nov 19) to assist with investigations into a solar panel project for schools in Sarawak.

Najib was questioned for nearly four hours. He arrived at the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) headquarters at 9.23am and left at 1.15pm, with his car tailed by the police.

Last week, his wife, Rosmah Mansor, was charged with two counts of corruption involving RM1.5 million (US$360,000) over a project to supply solar energy to 369 rural schools in Sarawak two years ago.

Her former aide, Rizal Mansor, was also charged on four counts of soliciting and receiving bribes for Rosmah and himself, amounting to RM5.5 million, in connection to the same project.

Najib's last visit to the MACC was on Nov 8 to assist with investigations into several cases including the solar panel project.

Najib already faces 38 charges for money laundering and graft.

United States authorities allege that about US$4.5 billion was siphoned from Malaysia state fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad, which Najib founded in 2009 and chaired.

He and his wife have denied all wrongdoing.

Via Channel News Asia.

My view: Some politicians go into politics just to enrich themselves and pretend they're fighting for the poor, they're heartless and greedy, they grab, grab, grab and loot everything, until they're caught then they start to deny, deny and deny, sad. Imagine it is alleged that about US$4.5 billion was siphoned from Malaysia state fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad, which the former prime minister Najib Razak founded in 2009 and chaired and he's now denying all wrong doing, so where is the money?.