The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reports thatUS$700 million (S$900 million) flowed into accounts under Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak's namein a Malaysian bank between 2013 and this year. The Sarawak Report blog carries a similar account.
Datuk Seri Najib accuses former premierMahathirMohamadof workingwith foreign nationals in a ''political sabotage'' to topple anelected prime minister. Hesays: ''I have never taken funds for personal gain as alleged bymypolitical opponents.''
The WSJ'sHongKong bureau chiefKenBrownsays it is standing by its report.
MrNajib's deputy Muhyiddin Yassin says the ''very serious'' allegationsmust be probed to clear his boss' credibility and integrity as prime minister and the head of government.
Attorney-General Abdul Gani Patail says three companies allegedly linked to the transfer of funds have been raided.
A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on July 05, 2015, with the headline 'Eventful 48 hours in Najib saga'. Print Edition | Subscribe
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