After sweeping into power in a shock victory on May 9, Malaysia's new government has swiftly set its sights on cleaning up the mess surrounding scandal-ridden state fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB).
The opposition had seized on charges that US$4.5 billion (S$6 billion) was misappropriated by high-level officials running the fund, in a bid to diminish Datuk Seri Najib Razak, the fund's staunchest defender - and, according to new Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, its biggest beneficiary - and his administration.
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