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💰1MDB Global Scandal💰

What is 1MDB?

Short for 1Malaysia Development Berhad (which means limited), the fund was set up in 2009 by then-Prime Minister Najib Razak to invest government revenues in real estate

MAIN THREAD #1MDB
Questions arose in early 2015 when the fund failed to meet payments on $11 billion in debt.

🔑The WSJ then published documents showing that about $700M from 1MDB-linked entities had ended up in Najib’s personal bank accounts just before elections in 2013.
latimes.com/world/la-fg-ma…
By far the largest transactions that flowed into Malaysian PM Najib’s accounts were two deposits of $620M & $61M in March 2013, during a heated election campaign in Malaysia.
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💰1MDB & UAE💰

Stolen Emails Show Ties Between U.A.E. Envoy and 1MDB Fund’s Central Figure
Amb Yousef Al Otaiba had longstanding ties to a financier the U.S. says is at the center of a scandal surrounding a Malaysian state development fund

wsj.com/amp/articles/s…
Leaked emails are embedded in this article: #1MDB

sarawakreport.org/2017/08/more-l…
Yousef Al Otaiba, the UAE ambassador to the U.S., attempted to shape American policy toward the Middle East & lobbied over a regional dispute with Qatar. #KushBlockade
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