The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) on Monday arrested Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak after the former prime minister was called up once again to assist what is believed to be the investigation into the alleged alterations in the 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) final audit report. An MACC source said Najib, who came to the MACC headquarters at 10.40am, was arrested at 10.51am under Section 23(1) of the MACC Act 2009.
The source added, however, that Najib was released on MACC bail about two-and-a-half hours later.
Najib was at the MACC office for about four hours on Dec 6 to give a statement to assist the same probe. On Nov 25, Auditor-General Tan Sri Dr Madinah Mohamad revealed that the final audit report on 1MDB had been tampered with and that Najib had knowledge of it.