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Corruption Scandal: Money Laundering and Front Performance

corruption scandal: He has been dogged by a massive corruption scandal involving the 1MDB state fund, which is under investigation in the U.S. and other countries for allegations of cross-border embezzlement and money laundering, according to Metro News. The 220-page election manifesto, which includes 364 pledges, was launched Saturday, the day Parliament was dissolved to pave the way for national polls expected in early May. Najib, 64, is seeking a third term in office under pressure to improve his National Front coalition's performance after support eroded in the last two elections. His campaign slogan Make my country great with BN the Malay acronym for the National Front has similarities with President Donald Trump's 2016 election motto Make America great again. This election is not about BN versus the opposition, Najib told tens of thousands of supporters at the manifesto launching at a sports stadium near Kuala Lumpur. This election is not about Najib versus the opposition leader. ( As reported in the news.