Malaysia opposition leader urges PM to step down amid 1MDB scandal

July 21, 2016 3:16 AM

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Malaysia opposition leader urges PM to step down amid 1MDB scandal

KUALA LUMPUR The leader of a Malaysian opposition party called on Prime Minister Najib Razak to step down on Thursday after U.S. prosecutors filed lawsuits linked to scandal-plagued state-owned fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB).

Wan Azizah Wan Ismail, the president of the People's Justice Party (PKR), said the government should also push for an independent commission to investigate graft claims outlined by the civil suits filed in California on Wednesday.

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