ASEAN summit tarnished by Malaysian corruption scandal involving PM

November 22, 2015 4:15 PM

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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — As the summit of Southeast Asian nations ended here Sunday, much of the focus was not on the leaders' discussions with President Obama but on a corruption scandal dogging the summit's host and his government's crackdown on civil liberties.

Prime Minister Najib Razak, who told Obama that he is "committed to reforms," stands accused of shifting nearly $700 million from a government-owned development fund into private bank accounts.

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