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BREAKING: Former Malaysian PM Najib Razak arrested

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    Reuters

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia | Tue, July 3, 2018 | 03:49 pm
BREAKING: Former Malaysian PM Najib Razak arrested In this file photo taken on April 28, 2018, Malaysia's then-Prime Minister Najib Razak (left) and his wife Rosmah Mansor (right) wave as they arrive at the nomination centre to hand over election documents in Pekan. Malaysia's scandal-hit former prime minister Najib Razak and his wife Rosmah Mansor were on May 12, 2018 banned from leaving the country, the immigration chief said, after the shock election loss of Najib's coalition. (AFP/Mohd Rasfan)

Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak was arrested on Tuesday, three sources familiar with the matter told Reuters, following an investigation into how billions of dollars went missing from a state fund he founded almost a decade ago.

Authorities picked up Najib from his home after serving him a remand order, two sources close to the family said. One of the sources said Najib is expected to be charged in court on Wednesday after being remanded for one night.

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