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CIMB exec's IMDB remark leads to internal inquiry

Separately, Putrajaya threatens action against those spreading unverified news related to probes of the state-owned company

CIMB Islamic Bank chief executive Badlisyah Abdul Ghani will face an in-house inquiry after posting comments on his Facebook account that accused the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) of sharing erroneous documents to back up its allegations against the Malaysian leader.

Kuala Lumpur

MALAYSIA'S CIMB banking group appeared to have kept a wide berth from the controversy that has engulfed debt-laden 1MDB and Prime Minister Najib Razak, but an imprudent comment on Facebook by a top executive has inadvertently put the bank under the spotlight.

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