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Accounts frozen in 1MDB scandal

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The political party linked to alleged misappropriation from 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) has had its accounts frozen.

The United Malays National Organisation led a coalition that had governed the country for more than 60 years, and is believed to have received funds from 1MDB when Najib Razak was leading the party.

Malaysia reopened investigations into 1MDB after a shock election win by the opposition, which vowed to recoup money allegedly siphoned off from the fund.

Current Prime Minister Mahathir Bin Mohamad said Malaysia was looking to bring charges of embezzlement and bribery against Mr Najib - who is his former protégé.

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