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No escape for Najib’s 1MDB troupe

Stephen Ng

Published
Modified 21 Jul 2016, 4:26 am

COMMENT If I were given a role to play in a major blockbuster featuring the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) scandal, the last character I would choose to play is acting out the role of Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak.

While he is ‘secure’ amidst his own men, Najib’s position is now seen as precarious after yesterday’s news that the United States Justice Department will act to seize assets linked to 1MDB.

According to the Wall Street Journal, this would be the largest asset seizure in 240 years of US history. Najib is the key person helming the advisory committee of the government investment arm, besides also being both prime minister and finance minister at the time when the scandal took place.

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