Authorities freeze 6 bank accounts in probe over fund transfer to PM

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Malaysian authorities have frozen six bank accounts as part of an investigation into allegations that hundreds of millions of dollars were transferred from a state investment fund to the personal accounts of Prime Minister Najib Razak.

Attorney General Abdul Gani Patail said Tuesday a special taskforce investigating the investment fund 1MDB for alleged impropriety has also seized documents related to 17 accounts at two banks for further investigation.

The taskforce also took documents related to non-compliance with central bank rules by the two banks, he said in a statement that was also signed by the central bank governor, the country's police chief and the head of the anti-corruption agency.

The statement didn't name the banks or say who the accounts belong to. The statement said the frozen accounts belong to "parties believed to be involved in this case." It said the investigation is continuing.

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