Special Report

Nicked from 1MDB or donation?

Political hands in the cookie jar

Recap of an oft-told tale – billions flowed into Najib Abdul Razak's personal bank accounts. The US Department of Justice (DOJ) believes it was misappropriated from 1MDB but Najib claims it was a donation.

The former premier claims he used a portion of the monies for the 13th general election. Malaysiakini looks at the political beneficiaries.

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At least four of Najib's bank accounts have been highlighted by international reports as having either received funds that were purportedly linked to 1MDB or SRC International, a former 1MDB subsidiary. This microsite focuses only on one of those accounts which was highlighted by the DOJ. This account is unrelated to SRC International.