Kuala Lumpur — From prime minister of Malaysia two months ago to a key suspect in a massive corruption scandal, Najib Razak’s stunning fall from grace has been swift and hard. Razak was arrested by anti-corruption investigators on Tuesday, officials said, the latest dramatic development in a widening graft probe that has engulfed the former leader. Najib will be charged on Wednesday, a taskforce set up to investigate corruption involving 1Malaysia Development Berhad fund (1MDB) said in a statement adding the arrest "was made at his home". The arrest is the latest in a series of stunning moves by investigators which suggest the legal noose is tightening around Najib, his family and many of his close political and business allies. The task force said Najib was arrested in relation to allegations involving SRC International, an energy company that was originally a subsidiary of 1MDB.

Shock defeat Since his shock election defeat in May, Najib has had to face the new government, he...

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