Najib Razak, Former Malaysian Prime Minister, to Face More Charges

HONG KONG — Najib Razak, the former prime minister of Malaysia, was arrested Wednesday as well as also will be charged over hundreds of millions of dollars that will were transferred to his personal account, the country’s anticorruption agency said.

Mr. Najib, 65, was previously arrested in July as well as also charged with three counts of criminal breach of trust as well as also one count of corruption as part of an investigation into the diversion of money via a state investment fund he founded.

His latest arrest was over $681 million deposited into his account in 2013, the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission said in a statement. Mr. Najib has long said the money came via Saudi donors, nevertheless prosecutors say that will was taken via the investment fund, 1Malaysia Development Berhad, known as 1MDB.

He was arrested at the anticorruption agency’s headquarters in Putrajaya, Malaysia’s administrative capital. He is usually scheduled to appear in court Thursday afternoon as well as also will face several charges, the agency said. Mr. Najib was also charged with three counts of money laundering last month.

Sharon Tan contributed reporting via Kuala Lumpur.