Former 1MDB president set to be charged in audit tampering case

Arul Kanda. Photographer: Sanjit Das/Bloomberg

Former 1MDB President Arul Kanda is set to be charged as Malaysian prosecutors step up pressure against previous employees of the troubled state fund.

Malaysian prosecutors will charge Arul as part of a case linked to a state audit report on 1MDB on Wednesday, after he was detained on Tuesday morning, the anti-graft agency said in a statement. Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak will also face new allegations, adding to the dozens of 1MDB-linked charges that he has pleaded not guilty to.

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