Former Malaysian leader Mahathir Mohamad on Monday resumed an attack on Prime Minister Najib Razak, saying that by halting an investigation into a debt-laden state fund Najib had avoided legal action but had substantiated allegations against him.
Najib has faced criticism from the public and within his party after a Wall Street Journal report in July said investigators looking into allegations of graft and financial mismanagement at debt-laden state fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) found that nearly $671 million was deposited into Najib’s private bank account.
Reuters has not verified the report.
Najib has denied taking any money for personal gain, saying the allegations were part of a malicious campaign to force him from office. 1MDB has denied transferring funds to Najib and an interim government report found nothing suspicious.
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