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Malaysia's attorney general to go on leave pending probe

AP  |  Kuala Lumpur 

New Malaysian says the has been told to go on leave pending an investigation of his role in allegedly covering up a massive corruption scandal involving ousted leader

The set up by Najib is being investigated in the and other countries. Anger over the scandal helped Mahathir's alliance score a stunning election victory last week, ending the 60-year rule of Najib's coalition.

US investigators say Najib's associates stole and laundered $4.5 billion from the fund, some of which landed in Najib's Ali cleared Najib of any wrongdoing in 2016.

Mahathir, who earlier slammed Apandi's credibility, said Monday that the country's will take over Apandi's job while he goes on leave.

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First Published: Mon, May 14 2018. 16:45 IST
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