Malaysia's top prosecutor on Tuesday cleared Prime Minister Najib Razak of corruption charges levelled against him. Attorney-General Mohamed Apandi Ali said that the incriminating $681m (Rs 4,632 crore) that came into his bank account between the end of March and early April 2013 was a personal donation from the Saudi royal family, reported BBC.
While critics alleged the money came from state-owned investment fund 1MDB, the PM has consistently held that the accusations were baseless. Ali said that no further action will be taken against Najib in the case. The prosecutor added that anti-corruption officials had met witnesses, including the person they identified as the donor, to confirm their decision. In August that year, Najib returned about $620m to the Saudi royal family as it had not been used, Ali said.