KUALA LUMPUR (May 15): The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) found evidence in late 2015 that 42 million ringgit ($14.3 million) was transferred from a former subsidiary of state fund 1MDB into an account of then Prime Minister Najib Razak, but its recommendation for further investigation was rejected by the attorney general, a member of a panel that reviewed the commission’s case files told Reuters.

Najib, who was ousted in a shock election loss on May 9, has consistently denied wrongdoing in connection with alleged graft involving 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), and insisted $681 million  of funds deposited in his personal bank account were a donation from a Saudi royal. The $14.3 million would be in addition to that sum.

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