Former treasury secretary-general Mohd Irwan Serigar Abdullah was arrested by Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission officers, hours after he was summoned for questioning.
A source from MACC told FMT that he was arrested at 3.35pm and is likely to be detained overnight there to face charges tomorrow.
Former prime minister Najib Razak, who was also here for questioning by anti-graft officials, left the MACC headquarters after giving his statement at 5pm.
It is believed that both of them will jointly face at least six charges of criminal breach of trust (CBT), involving RM6 billion, tomorrow at the Kuala Lumpur Sessions Court.
FMT reported yesterday that the charges are said to be linked to the 1MDB scandal, the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) and two gas pipeline projects in the peninsula and Sabah.
A source had told FMT that Najib and Irwan may also face charges of using approved government allocations to settle 1MDB’s dispute with the International Petroleum Investment Co (IPIC).
1MDB agreed to settle a payment dispute with IPIC by making two instalments totalling US$1.2 billion to IPIC sometime in August and December last year.
Najib is already facing 32 charges of money laundering, CBT and abuse of power in relation to 1MDB and SRC International.
After Pakatan Harapan took over the federal government, Irwan’s service contract as Treasury secretary-general was shortened to June 14 and he was transferred to the Public Service Department.
FORMER treasury secretary-general Irwan Serigar Abdullah and former prime minister Najib Razak are expected to be arrested tomorrow in relation to the 1Malaysia Development Bhd scandal before being charged on Thursday, Umno sources said.
Speaking on condition of anonymity, two Umno Supreme Council members told The Malaysian Insight that they were preparing to gather outside the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission headquarters in Putrajaya if the two were arrested.