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Malaysia reveals national debt far higher than figure under Najib

Total above $250bn raises speculation that records were altered

Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak is under investigation, accused of misappropriating money from the 1Malaysia Development Berhad state fund.   © Reuters

SINGAPORE -- The Malaysian government under Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has revealed that the national debt is far higher than figures published by the previous administration, topping 1 trillion ringgit ($251 billion). 

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