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Under pressure, Najib slams 'foreign intervention'

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak speaks at the World Islamic Economic Forum in Jakarta on Aug. 2. (Photo: Simon Roughneen)

JAKARTA -- With investigations ongoing in several countries into the international financial activities of scandal-plagued state development fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak slammed "foreign intervention" as a threat to stability in peaceful Muslim-majority countries such as Malaysia and Indonesia.

"We have seen the devastating results of foreign intervention in the Muslim world, often based on incomplete, wrong or partisan information," Najib said, citing the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003 and the Arab Spring a decade later, a series of anti-government uprisings in Egypt, Libya, Syria and Tunisia, some of which had U.S. support.

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