Najib appears unrepentant over 1MDB scandal, denies all charges in FT interview

(Oct 11): Former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak denied all charges of money laundering, abuse of power and criminal breach of trust and appeared unrepentant about his reign of power in an interview with Financial Times.

When he was asked about 1MDB and the piles of cash and luxury designer items including Hermes handbags seized from condos and homes linked to him by police, he conceded that nearly US$700 million had been deposited into his personal bank account — but the money was not from 1MDB and not for his own use.