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Riza Aziz arrested by MACC

PETALING JAYA: Riza Aziz has been arrested by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) and will be produced in court tomorrow.

The 49-year-old Riza was arrested at the MACC headquarters in Putrajaya today.

MACC chief Latheefa Koya has confirmed the arrest of the stepson of former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak.

Riza was arrested and then later on released on bail. He has to appear before the court tomorrow to face charges under AMLA, referring to the Anti-Money Laundering, Terrorism Financing and Proceeds of Unlawful Activities Act 2001.

MACC sources said the Hollywood film producer would be charged, as the owner of Red Granite Pictures, with receiving laundered money from Good Star Ltd, a company associated with fugitive businessman Low Taek Jho, better known as Jho Low.

He will be brought to the Kuala Lumpur sessions court tomorrow morning.

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