Malaysian central bank to take part in 1MDB investigation

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Staff from Malaysia’s central bank will serve on a multi-agency “task force”, set up to investigate allegations of massive financial malpractice at the state-owned 1MDB fund.

Newly elected prime minister Mahathir Mohamad announced the formation of the task force today (May 21). The move comes less than two weeks after the May 9 election, during which the 1MDB scandal was the major issue.

Malaysian voters overwhelmingly rejected the government of former prime minister Najib Razak, who chaired

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