Feb 2, 2016

Foreign governments piling pressure on Malaysia over fund scandal

Malaysia may have absolved its prime minister in a huge corruption scandal, but foreign authorities investigating suspicious global fund flows are making clear they consider the affair far from over and that the net is tightening. Malaysia’s attorney general last week cleared Prime Minister ...

Jan 30, 2016

Swiss seek Malaysian help in probing $4 billion financial scandal

Switzerland’s chief prosecutor said on Friday he had formally asked Malaysia for help with his probe into possible violations of Swiss law by the state-owned fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), saying suspected misappropriations amounted to about $4 billion. The office of Swiss Attorney General ...

Jan 28, 2016

Malaysia's top lawyer rejected advice to charge Najib: source

Malaysia’s anti-graft agency had recommended that Prime Minister Najib Razak be charged with criminal misappropriation, a source said, amid growing outrage after the premier was cleared of any offenses in a multimillion-dollar scandal. The attorney general on Tuesday closed all investigations of Najib, after ...

Oct 8, 2015

Malaysia prosecutor clears 1MDB officials on bank report

The Malaysian attorney general’s office said on Thursday it had reviewed the report of a central bank investigation into troubled state fund 1MDB and decided that fund officials had not committed any offense. The statement comes in response to rare intervention in public affairs ...

Critic of Malaysian leader 'prevented from traveling to U.S.'

Sep 19, 2015

Critic of Malaysian leader 'prevented from traveling to U.S.'

A former senior member of Malaysia’s ruling party said authorities prevented him from boarding a flight on Friday bound for New York, where he planned to lodge a complaint with police against indebted state investor 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB). Khairuddin Abu Hassan has already ...