Malaysian opposition politician charged with graft

June 30, 2016 8:40 AM

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A Malaysian opposition politician who has strongly criticized financial scandals involving Prime Minister Najib Razak was charged with corruption Thursday but vowed to fight on.

The prosecution of Lim Guan Eng, chief minister of northern Penang state, has sparked accusations of a witch hunt by the government, which itself faces allegations of massive corruption in a multibillion-dollar scandal involving a state investment fund.

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