Current Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad replaced Najib in an election last May and put the Chinese projects on hold.
The documents reportedly show that "Chinese officials told visiting Malaysians that China would use its influence to try to get the USA and other countries to drop their probes of allegations that allies of then-Prime Minister Najib Razak and others plundered the fund known as 1MDB".
The US Department of Justice has estimated that a total of US$4.5 billion was misappropriated by high-level 1MDB fund officials and their associates.
Stolen 1MDB money was allegedly laundered via a complex web of transactions around the world, and countries including Singapore, the USA and Switzerland have launched probes. He denies any wrongdoing. New terms are reportedly being negotiated.There are many other juicy details in the piece, including that Xiào Yàqìng 肖亚庆, chairman of China's State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission, had said at a meeting on June 28, 2016 that Xi Jinping had personally approved the infrastructure initiatives.
"If there is anything that explicitly states this in black and white, we will pursue the case", he was cited as saying.
In a statement issued on his Facebook page late on Tuesday, Najib said China had never offered to bail out 1MDB and he defended the cost of infrastructure projects awarded to China.
While the projects that China proposed in Malaysia were "political in nature", according to the WSJ, "it was imperative the public see them as market-driven".
Earlier on Wednesday, Samantha Stosur was knocked out in a two-sets-to-one loss to Switzerland's Timea Bacsinszky. She had to save nine of the 11 break points she offered up to Halep's seven, but served five aces to prevail.
The Rochester Association of Black Journalists (RABJ) also issued a statement Sunday condemning the use of the racial slur on air. Martin Luther King , Jr.is one of America's greatest heroes - for whom I, and all of us at News10NBC, have the utmost respect.
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Faced with growing outrage, the Indian cricket board, the BCCI, had issued a show cause notice to both the cricketers. Pandya appeared on the show, hosted by film-maker Karan Johar , with his India teammate KL Rahul .
The US still keeps around 14,000 troops there as part of a NATO-led mission aiding Afghan security forces and hunting militants. The Taliban were ousted from power but quickly developed a potent insurgency, using porous borders with Pakistan for shelter.
The prime minister responded to the edited photo with a lighthearted joke and showed his scuffed up runners in all their glory. It's not the only online gaffe Mr Morrison's cabinet had made since he took the top job.
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