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Najib to get new security powers on Aug 1 amid uproar over 1MDB scandal

The National Security Council Act allows security forces to search or arrest suspects without a warrant
Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 05:50

Kuala Lumpur

MALAYSIA'S Prime Minister Najib Razak will get sweeping security powers on Monday amid planned protests calling for his resignation over US allegations that millions of dollars from a state fund wound up in his personal bank account.

The new National Security Council (