Former Malaysian PM Najib questioned by anti-graft agency

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A Malaysian police officer pushes a trolley during a raid of three apartments in a condominum owned by former Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak's family, in Kuala Lumpur, May 17, 2018, in this photo taken by The Straits Times.

However, US investigators say associates of Najib stole and laundered the money from the state investment fund through US bank accounts, some of which allegedly landed in the ex-prime minister's bank account.

"We had our own intelligence sources, that I would be arrested and locked up, because I was accused as being part of a conspiracy to bring down the government", said Shukri, nearly breaking down into tears as he described having to flee to Washington out of a fear for his life. The government has also told the current attorney general, who cleared Najib of wrongdoing in 2016, to go on leave, and has relieved the country's treasury chief, who is also the 1MDB chairman.

"We wanted to bring back money that was stolen back to Malaysia".

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He was summoned to meet with investigators almost two weeks after the defeat of his long-ruling coalition in national elections.

Najib has continued to deny any wrongdoing in connection to the state fund.

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has set up a task force to probe a multibillion-dollar scandal engulfing his predecessor.

Authorities in Malaysia are wasting no time in probing tainted wealth fund 1MDB. So have counterparts in Switzerland, Singapore, and other countries.

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Meanwhile, over the weekend as news about the seizure of luxury items dominated headlines and lit up Malaysian social media, Najib's wife, Rosmah Mansor, issued a rare statement through her lawyers calling on the authorities to stop spreading leaks.

SRC International was a subsidiary of 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) before it was placed under the Finance Ministry in 2012.

Najib has said $681 million of funds deposited in his personal bank account were a donation from a Saudi royal, rebutting reports that the funds came from 1MDB.

In 2015 the anti-corruption agency began a probe on SRC International following allegations it had transferred millions of ringgit into Najib's private accounts.

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Najib also said the facts had been spinned such as the claims that the Malaysian economy was doing badly, the country was nearly bankrupt, coupled with various sweet promises by the opponent were among the reasons behind BN's defeat. Reports have stated that the police have still not finished counting the seized cash.

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