Malaysia's Prime Minister Najib Razak (C) reacts as he walks towards his car after attending a parliament session in Kuala Lumpur on January 26, 2016. AFP PHOTO / MOHD RASFAN
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Malaysia's attorney general said Tuesday that nearly $700 million channeled into Prime Minister Najib Razak's private accounts was a personal donation from Saudi Arabia's royal family, and cleared him of any criminal wrongdoing.Apandi said investigations by the country's anti-corruption agency showed that no criminal offence was committed as the $681 million transferred into Najib's accounts between March and April 2013 was "given without any consideration" by the Saudi royal family as a personal donation.He said Najib returned $620 million to the Saudi royal family in August 2013 . Apandi also cleared Najib of graft at government-owned SRC International, a firm linked to 1MDB, over another 42 million ringgit ($9.8 million) from SRC that was deposited into Najib's account between Dec. 2014 and Feb. 2015 .
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