Mahathir Mohamad in the cross hairs after inquiry into central bank losses recommends Malaysia’s former premier face criminal investigation

An inquiry into huge losses by Malaysia’s central bank on Thursday recommended Mahathir Mohamad face a criminal investigation, ahead of polls at which the former premier wants to oust the current government.
The final report by the official Royal Commission of Inquiry into the scandal in the 1990s during Mahathir’s tenure also recommended Anwar Ibrahim – finance minister at the time and now a leading opposition figure languishing in jail – face a criminal probe.