Singapore said Thursday it had seized nearly $180 million linked to scandal-tainted Malaysian state fund 1MDB, raising the pressure a day after Washington moved to grab more than $1 billion in assets over "enormous" fraud.
Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Seri Dr Salleh Said Keruak said today 1Malaysia Development Berhad has been the subject of unprecedented politically-motivated attacks with the objective to unseat a democratically-elected head of government.
Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Seri Dr Salleh Said Keruak today called for a police investigation to determine how news portal Sarawak Report reportedly obtained some contents of the Auditor-General's report on 1Malaysia Development Bhd.
Malaysia has been rocked for more than a year by a financial scandal involving Prime Minister Najib Razak, a state investment firm, and an alleged frenzy of embezzlement stunning in its scope and complexity.
Giant video screens lining Malaysia's ruling-party headquarters flash towering, 40-storey images of a smiling Prime Minister Najib Razak across a corner of the capital, a glaring reminder of who's in charge.