KUALA LUMPUR (July 3): 1Malaysia Development Bhd. denied it had funnelled funds into Prime Minister Najib Razak’s personal bank accounts, rejecting reports saying investigators believed they had found such a money trail.

Documents showed about US$700 million ($945 million) of funds may have moved through government agencies, banks and companies linked to state investment company 1MDB before apparently appearing in Najib’s accounts, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing documents from a government probe. The Prime Minister’s Office told Bloomberg News it will respond to the report on Friday.

“1MDB wishes to make clear that the company has never provided any funds to the Prime Minister,” it said in an e- mailed statement. “To suggest otherwise, as some media outlets have done, is highly irresponsible and a deliberate attempt to undermine the company.”

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