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Try as he might, Malaysia's Najib has yet to put corruption suspicions to rest

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Swiss authorities say up to $4 billion may have been stolen from Malaysian state fund 1MDB.   © Reuters

KUALA LUMPUR   Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak sought last month to draw a line under persistent accusations of large-scale corruption that have dogged his government -- but Swiss prosecutors had other ideas.

     In an unusually blunt announcement, the Swiss attorney general said on Jan. 29 that up to $4 billion could have been stolen from 1Malaysia Development Bhd, or 1MDB, a heavily indebted state fund whose advisory board is chaired by the prime minister.

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