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Malaysia's Mahathir calls for a referendum on PM amid 1MDB scandal

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Former Premier Mahathir Mohamad said on Thursday that Malaysians should push for a referendum on Prime Minister Najib Razak's leadership after US prosecutors filed lawsuits linked to state-owned fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB).

[KUALA LUMPUR] Former Premier Mahathir Mohamad said on Thursday that Malaysians should push for a referendum on Prime Minister Najib Razak's leadership after US prosecutors filed lawsuits linked to state-owned fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB).

Mr Mahathir also said Malaysians should have a "peaceful rally" to demand the removal of Mr Najib.

"I suggest the people push for a referendum on the prime minister's leadership," Mr Mahathir told reporters.

REUTERS

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