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Najib unveils inquiry into massive forex losses under Mahathir's watch

Opposition leaders say probe aimed at distracting attention form 1MDB fallout

While the forex losses happened during Dr Mahathir's tenure, some see the probe as a politically-motivated move.

PM Najib is facing pressure as the US Justice Department seeks to recover a further US$540m of 1MDB-linked assets.

Kuala Lumpur

AS pressure builds on the back of additional complaints last week by the US Department of Justice seeking to recover a further US$540 million worth of assets it said were misappropriated from 1MDB, Malaysia's embattled Prime Minister Najib Razak appears to be upping the ante

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