Malaysia: Former Prime Minister convicted of corruption withdraws request for multimillion-dollar property from Malaysia

Former Prime Minister Najib Razak, who was convicted of corruption last year for his role in one of the world’s largest financial scandals, withdrew his request for a multimillion-dollar property from the Malaysian government after it sparked a clash in parliament a day earlier.

A budget hearing broke into debate on Thursday as opposition lawmakers questioned the country’s finance minister over reports about the property, which Mr. Najib said he was entitled to under a remuneration law for members of parliament.

This article was originally posted on wsj.com

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