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Malaysia arrests former aide to ex-premier over 1MDB scandal
Najib, his family and cronies were alleged to have stolen billions of dollars from the investment vehicle in an eye-watering fraud that stretched around the globe.

  Malaysian authorities have arrested a former aide to ex-premier Najib Razak after reopening an investigation into the 1MDB scandal, state media reported Monday. The new government, which stormed to a shock victory at elections last month, has revived investigations into the sovereign wealth fund, which were shut down by Najib.

Najib, his family and cronies were alleged to have stolen billions of dollars from the investment vehicle in an eye-watering fraud that stretched around the globe. Disgust at the allegations — denied by Najib and 1MDB — were a major factor in his coalition’s poll defeat.
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