Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak is slated to meet United States President Donald Trump in Washington next month.
The White House stated that the meeting, which comes following US secretary of state Rex Tillerson's visit to Kuala Lumpur earlier this month, is scheduled for Sept 12.
The Najib-Trump meeting also follows the US Department of Justice (DOJ) hitting the pause button on its 1MDB-related civil forfeiture suits to facilitate ongoing criminal investigations into the matter.
This ignited speculation that Najib had managed to strike a deal with the Trump administration.
Commenting on the forthcoming meeting in Washington, Dr Mahathir Mohamad said Trump could endorse Najib if he wanted to...