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Malaysia’s anti-corruption body probes ex-finance minister for abuse of power, money laundering: ‘political witch-hunt’

Malaysia’s anti-corruption agency said on Saturday it was investigating a former finance minister and key ally of ex-prime minister Mahathir Mohamad under the country’s abuse of power and money laundering laws.

In a statement, the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) confirmed media reports this month that it had seized Ilham Tower, a 60-storey building in Malaysia’s capital Kuala Lumpur, as part of its investigation into Daim Zainuddin.

Daim, 85, on Thursday denied all wrongdoing and said he was not informed what offence he had allegedly committed despite repeated queries to the MACC.

He also described the probe against him as a “political witch-hunt” driven by the anti-corruption agency and Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim.

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