Equanimity, the luxury US$250 million yacht that belonged to Jho Low, a flamboyant international financier who allegedly played a central role in the 1MDB controversy that has engulfed Malaysian former prime minister Najib Razak. Photo: AFP

Najib Razak charged with money laundering as 1MDB case deepens

In twist of irony, latest charges facing Malaysia’s disgraced ex-leader come under an act that he himself strengthened in 2014

Topic |   Malaysia 1MDB scandal

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Equanimity, the luxury US$250 million yacht that belonged to Jho Low, a flamboyant international financier who allegedly played a central role in the 1MDB controversy that has engulfed Malaysian former prime minister Najib Razak. Photo: AFP
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Bhavan Jaipragas

Bhavan Jaipragas

Bhavan is Asia Correspondent for the SCMP, covering breaking news, politics, diplomacy, trade and Southeast Asian macroeconomic trends. His work for the Post's Asia desk also focuses on the region's multifaceted interactions with the United States and China. A Singapore native, Bhavan previously worked for Agence France-Presse.