Foreign govts raise pressure on Malaysia over scandals

AFP | .

Malaysia may have absolved its prime minister in a huge corruption scandal, but foreign authorities investigating suspicious global fund flows are making clear the affair is far from over and that the net may be tightening.

Malaysia's attorney general last week cleared premier Najib Razak of wrongdoing in accepting a mysterious $681 million payment from overseas, sparking accusations of a cover-up in a case that has shaken Najib's government to its core.

But within days, authorities in Switzerland and Singapore upped the pressure, pointedly responding that investigations into an array of Malaysian money movements were forging ahead and releasing new information.

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