Former Malaysian prime minister Najib arrested on graft charges

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Whipping is also a penalty but Najib would be exempt because of his age. Najib will turn 65 later this month.

However, Attorney General Tommy Thomas objected to Shafee's proposal, calling it impractical. "I have not had a chance to defend myself", he said.

Najib's laywer Muhammad Shafee Abdullah asked for the case to be expedited.

"And, is the task force legally empowered to charge Najib?"

The initial focus of the Malaysian investigation has focused on how 42 million ringgit ($10.6 million) went from SRC International into Najib's account.

Punishment: He can be jailed for a maximum of 20 years and fined for more than five times the amount of money that was received as bribe.

Najib nodded when the charges were read out to him. He appeared grim, with his jaw drawn tight.

The case will be transferred to the High Court where Najib is expected to make his plea Wednesday.

Najib, 64, was arrested on Tuesday by Malaysia's anti-graft agency and spent last night in detention.

Tan Sri Muhammad Shafee Abdullah is leading Najib's defence team, while lawyer Datuk K Kumaraendran has applied to do a watching brief on behalf of Najib's wife, Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor.

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He will be "charged on July 4, 2018 at 8.30am at the Kuala Lumpur Court", it added.

Local media reports said Najib was seen leaving his house in the capital, Kuala Lumpur, in an unmarked police vehicle. Some were heard chanting "God save Najib!"

The allegations played a central role in his defeat to former ally, 93-year-old Mahathir Mohamad, in May.

The arrest was made at Najib's residence at Jalan Langgak Duta, Kuala Lumpur.

United States authorities allege that a total of more than $4.5bn was stolen from 1MDB by high-level officials and their associates between 2009 and 2015.

Najib has denied wrongdoing since news of the scandal emerged. He said that he has returned the money.

Najib, who lost power in a May election, was arrested by anti-corruption officers on Tuesday afternoon and will be charged on Wednesday morning.

A spokesperson for Najib said the charges and 1MDB investigation were "politically motivated", News Asia reported. SRC International Sdn Bhd was a subsidiary of 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) before it was placed under the jurisdiction of the Finance Ministry in 2012.

Police say they recovered $273m in luxury goods and cash from a raid in June, calling the seizure of valuables the biggest in Malaysian history.

After leading the country for almost a decade, it was a swift fall for Najib, the son of Malaysia's second prime minister, following an unexpected election defeat in May to 92-year-old Mahathir Mohamad.

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