BREAKING : 1MDB – SIX Accounts freezed, belongs to Najib?

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Pedestrians walk past the logo of 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) at its construction site in Kuala Lumpur on February 23, 2015. The Malaysian Insider/Najjua Zulkefli

A special taskforce probing the alleged misappropriation of 1MDB’s funds has announced it has frozen six bank accounts related to the case.”The order to freeze the six bank accounts belonging to those believed to be involved in this case was issued on June 6, 2015,” said the taskforce in a joint-statement today.

The statement was signed by Attorney-General Abdul Gani Patail, Bank Negara governor Zeti Akhtar Aziz, inspector-general of police Khalid Abu Bakar and Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) chief Abu Kassim Mohamed.The announcement follows a report in The Wall Street Journal alleging that US$700 million of 1MDB’s fund was deposited into the personal bank accounts of Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak.

However, the joint-statement made no mention whether the frozen accounts belonged to the prime minister – Malaysiakini.

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