Malaysia's anti-graft agency said on Thursday it met with officials at Prime Minister Najib Razak's office over investigations into 2.6 billion ringgit ($620 million) in funds that were transferred into his bank accounts.
Najib is facing calls to step down over a graft scandal surrounding state fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) that erupted in July when the Wall Street Journal reported that investigators had found that funds had been transferred into Najib's bank accounts.
The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) said in a statement it met the Prime Minister's office to fix an appointment to record Najib's statement in connection with its investigation into graft allegations at 1MDB and its subsidiary, SRC International. No further details were provided, and the agency did not specify what date the appointment was set for.
The statement came after a source told Reuters earlier on Thursday that Najib would be directly questioned by the agency.
Najib had earlier made a commitment to give a statement to the anti-graft agency and was expected to take queries on the matter in the final day of parliament on Thursday before it breaks until next year.