Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak has today been recharged for money laundering in relation to SRC International Sdn Bhd before the Sessions Court in Kuala Lumpur.
He claimed trial to the three charges before Sessions judge Azman Ahmad.
Najib is charged with receiving illegal proceeds of RM47 million in his AmBank account.
The prosecution is led by the Attorney General’s Chambers head of prosecution Manoj Kurup.
It was reported that the prosecution had yesterday withdrawn the three charges at the High Court after Najib was charged before Justice Mohd Nazlan Mohd Ghazali on Jan 28.
The charges were dropped after Attorney-General Tommy Thomas applied for a discharge not amounting to an acquittal (DNAA).
Thomas had initially said that Najib would be charged at a later date but did not disclose when.
Malaysiakini reported that Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) officers visited Najib’s residence in Jalan Duta last night to serve a warrant compelling him to be at court today.
According to the news portal, a source claimed that the MACC had originally wanted to detain Najib but did not proceed with an arrest after discussions between the two parties.
Their visit took place after a dinner to celebrate Najib and his wife Rosmah Mansor’s wedding anniversary.