1MDB sleuths offered S$1m to go silent, say sources

File photo showing a construction worker walking in front of a 1MDB billboard in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
File photo showing a construction worker walking in front of a 1MDB billboard in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.PHOTO: REUTERS

Barisan Nasional MP was hand-picked to get senior investigators to drop probe, they claim

Senior investigators who were axed in 2015 for pursuing mismanagement at state fund 1MDB were offered at least RM3 million (S$1 million) each to go silent, sources say.

They told The Straits Times that a Barisan Nasional MP was personally chosen and tasked to negotiate with the investigators in a bid to drop the probe. The MP is known for getting things done for top-level officials in the previous government, claimed one source.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 24, 2018, with the headline '1MDB sleuths offered $1m to go silent, say sources'. Print Edition | Subscribe