Former Malaysian PM Charged with Money Laundering, Abuse of Power

Credit: Firdaus Latif

(From Reuters)

Malaysian prosecutors charged former Prime Minister Najib Razak with 21 counts of money laundering and four counts of abuse of power on Thursday over hundreds of millions of dollars received in his personal bank account.

The charges bring the total number against Najib to 32 as investigators ramp up a probe into how billions went missing from scandal-plagued 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) – a state fund that he founded and chaired.

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