Najib at MACC, Not Likely To Be Arrested Today

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Apparently, Datuk Seri Najib Razak will not be arrested today.

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) is only continuing taking Najib’s statement on SRC International from before (2015), Malaysiakini reported.

The news portal claimed that MACC said it will not arrest Najib today.

Najib left his Langgak Duta residence in a white Toyota Vellfire for the MACC headquarters in Putrajaya at 9.20am today accompanied by a four-car convoy and two police outriders.

Hari Anggara

The former premier arrived at the MACC at about 9.45am.

Wearing a light blue shirt and a dark blue suit, he appeared calm despite the media frenzy surrounding him.

Shafwan Zaidon

Amid hordes of MACC staff recording the moment on their smartphones, he wrote down his name in the visitors’ logbook at the main desk.

Reuters

Remaining mainly expressionless, he forced a smile when he posed for photographers at the lobby for few moments, before heading for his interrogation.

He did not stop to speak to the media despite shouts for a few comments.

Seen with him were his six lawyers and about four bodyguards.

The anti-graft agency served the former premier notice on Friday (May 18) to seek his cooperation over investigations into SRC International Sdn Bhd, a former subsidiary of the controversial 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB).

It is not known how many investigating officers will be involved or how long it will take but previous cases of questioning and investigations have gone up to 10 hours or more.

Earlier, seen walking into MACC headquarters was Bukit Aman Commercial Crime Investigations department director Datuk Seri Amar Singh who was there for a meeting with several others believed to be from the 1MDB taskforce.

Yesterday, it was reported that Najib’s counsel Datuk Harpal Singh Grewal has withdrawn from representing Najib.

It was learnt that former solicitor-general Datuk Mohd Yusof Zainal Abidin has taken over to represent Najib.

Yesterday evening, lawyers were seen leaving Najib’s residence at around 8pm after a brief meeting.