Malaysia charges ex-PM Najib’s lawyer with money laundering


KUALA LUMPUR/HONG KONG (Reuters) – A lawyer representing former Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak was charged with money laundering on Thursday, as anti-corruption agents try to retrieve billions of dollars siphoned off from a scandal-plagued state fund.

FILE PHOTO: ITALIAN NATIONAL QUATTROCCHI TALKS TO JOURNALISTS AS HIS LAWYER
MUHAMMAD SHAFEE ABDULLAH SMILES IN KUALA LUMPUR. – REUTERS

The charges against Muhammad Shafee Abdullah come as a blow for Najib who is fighting charges of criminal breach of trust, money laundering and abuse of power at a former unit of state fund 1Malaysia…



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