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Malaysian students rally to demand prime minister's arrest

  • Student activists holds up a caricature of Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak during a rally calling for the arrest of "Malaysian Official 1" in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016. Malaysian student activists have rallied to demand the arrest of Prime Minister Najib Razak, who has been implicated in a U.S. government probe into a massive fraud in a Malaysian investment fund. (AP Photo/Joshua Paul)

    Student activists holds up a caricature of Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak during a rally calling for the arrest of "Malaysian Official 1" in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016. Malaysian student activists have rallied to demand the arrest of Prime Minister Najib Razak, who has been implicated in a U.S. government probe into a massive fraud in a Malaysian investment fund. (AP Photo/Joshua Paul)  (The Associated Press)

  • A Malaysian Muslim woman holds up a placard translating "Capture M.O.1" during a rally calling for the arrest of Prime Minister Najib Razak in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia, Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016. Malaysian student activists have rallied to demand the arrest of Razak, who has been implicated in a U.S. government probe into a massive fraud in a Malaysian investment fund. (AP Photo/Joshua Paul)

    A Malaysian Muslim woman holds up a placard translating "Capture M.O.1" during a rally calling for the arrest of Prime Minister Najib Razak in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia, Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016. Malaysian student activists have rallied to demand the arrest of Razak, who has been implicated in a U.S. government probe into a massive fraud in a Malaysian investment fund. (AP Photo/Joshua Paul)  (The Associated Press)

  • Student activists holds up a caricatures of Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak during a rally calling for the arrest of "Malaysian Official 1" during a rally in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016. Malaysian student activists have rallied to demand the arrest of Prime Minister Najib Razak, who has been implicated in a U.S. government probe into a massive fraud in a Malaysian investment fund. (AP Photo/Joshua Paul)

    Student activists holds up a caricatures of Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak during a rally calling for the arrest of "Malaysian Official 1" during a rally in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016. Malaysian student activists have rallied to demand the arrest of Prime Minister Najib Razak, who has been implicated in a U.S. government probe into a massive fraud in a Malaysian investment fund. (AP Photo/Joshua Paul)  (The Associated Press)

Malaysian student activists have rallied to demand the arrest of Prime Minister Najib Razak, who has been implicated in a U.S. government probe into a massive fraud in a Malaysian investment fund.

More than 1,000 people defied a police ban as they congregated at two locations in Kuala Lumpur on Saturday, holding posters and caricatures of Najib.

The U.S. Department of Justice said last month that at least $3.5 billion has been stolen from the Malaysian fund founded by Najib. It has initiated action to seize $1.3 billion it said was used to buy assets in the U.S.

It said in court filings that more than $700 million had landed in a Malaysian official's accounts. It didn't name the official, but appeared to be referring to Najib.