KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 13): The lawyer representing Malaysia's former Prime Minister Najib Razak in his corruption case will be charged in relation to 1MDB.

Muhammad Shafee Abdullah will be presented with charges under the anti-money laundering act on Thursday morning, said Azam Baki, deputy chief commissioner at the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission. Troubled state fund 1MDB lies at the centre of worldwide investigations stretching from Singapore to New York.

The allegations levelled against his advocate would be another blow to Najib, who himself faces multiple counts of corruption, abuse of power and money laundering charges linked to the fund, whose full name is 1Malaysia Development Bhd.

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