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Malaysia's Mahathir sees 50-50 chance of Najib Razak getting 1MDB pardon

Mahathir Mohamad, who was prime minister twice, said Malaysia's king could extend a pardon to Najib in the same way current opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim was given

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Malaysia’s longest-serving leader Mahathir Mohamad saw a “50-50 chance” ex-premier Najib Razak will eventually receive a royal pardon in a case linked to 1MDB, the state fund that had billions of dollars siphoned and spread across the globe. 
 
Mahathir, who was prime minister twice, said Malaysia’s king could extend a pardon to Najib in the same way current opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim was given one back in 2018. Mahathir sought a full royal pardon for his former ally after they joined forces to win the elections that year on the back of public anger over Najib’s handling of 1MDB.

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First Published: Aug 23 2022 | 8:27 AM IST

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