Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has been cleared of corruption over the hundreds of millions of dollars donated to his personal bank accounts over the last few years, it has been reported.
The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission have been told to close the investigation papers related to the case.
In early 2013, RM2.92bn (US$681 million) was transferred to Najib, allegedly as a gift from the Saudi Arabian royal family, according to Attorney General Mohamed Apandi Ali, quoting findings from the anti-graft agency’s investigations.
Najib gave RM2.66bn (US$620 million) of that sum back, in August that year, because it had not been spent.
Apandi concluded: “Based on the facts and evidence as a whole, I as the public prosecutor, am satisfied that no criminal offence has been committed. Today, I am here to clear the prime minister.”
Najib has always claimed that the money was for the party, to be used in their then-upcoming political campaign for the 2013 general election. He denied taking money for personal gain.
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