SINGAPORE (June 26): The special officer to Malaysia’s ex-Prime Minister Najib Razak has been arrested on Sunday by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC), according to The Edge Financial Daily

The special officer was allegedly tasked to implement a social media strategy to promote Barisan Nasional (BN) along with Najib. His official responsibility in the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), back when Najib was Prime Minister, was for economic policy and budget.

Previously from Bank Negara, the special officer joined the PMO in 2009 under the recommendation of the late Datuk Azlin Alias, who was the head of Najib’s economic policy team. Following Azlin’s death from a helicopter crash, the special officer took over Azlin’s role as head of the team.

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