1MDB chief on nationwide tour to counter claims over troubled fund

Mr Arul Kanda's roadshow reflects growing concern over the impact of the 1MDB scandal on the May 9 general election.
Mr Arul Kanda's roadshow reflects growing concern over the impact of the 1MDB scandal on the May 9 general election.

1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) chief Arul Kanda is not contesting the general election.

But in the past six weeks, he has appeared before nearly 30,000 people, traversing the country in the run-up to the May 9 polls in a bid to counter allegations of fraud in the state investment fund.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 24, 2018, with the headline '1MDB chief on nationwide tour to counter claims over troubled fund'. Print Edition | Subscribe