Malaysia to probe US$2 billion in payments made to Chinese pipeline firm under ousted ruler Najib Razak

Malaysia’s finance minister on Tuesday announced plans to report to the anti-graft agency upfront payments of billions of ringgit the previous administration made to a Chinese firm for two pipeline projects that have barely begun.
Since taking office two weeks ago, Lim Guan Eng has been driving a campaign to expose financial scandals in the administration of former prime minister Najib Razak, unseated in a stunning election defeat last month.
Lim said Najib’s government had paid 8….