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Fancy a superyacht like Jho Low's? Try your luck at 'Kleptopoly'

Annabelle Lee

Published
Modified 13 Oct 2017, 9:49 am

The 1MDB saga has gripped the nation, resulted in numerous international investigations and earned the unenviable title of being the biggest kleptocracy case handled by the United States Department of Justice (DOJ).

And now it has taken the form of a board game. Welcome to the world of Kleptopoly.

Inspired by the popular board game Monopoly, players can acquire luxury properties and assets including the Park Lane Hotel and Park Laurel condominium in New York City, Fleet Street townhouses, mansions in Beverly Hills and even a superyacht called "Equanimity".

If some of these properties sound familiar, it is because they were named in the US Department of Justice's (DOJ) civil forfeiture suit on 1MDB-linked assets.

According to Aizat Shamsuddin from Centre to Combat Corruption and Cronyism (C4), the NGO which developed the game, Kleptopoly is designed to entertain and educate.

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