Malaysia's 1MDB scandal investigator tells of death threats and bullets in the mail

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Shukri Abdull has been reappointed to investigate scandal after having to flee to Washington the first time around

The man who headed the first investigation into Malaysia’s 1MDB scandal has said that he “almost died” whilst carrying out the probe, and was forced to flee the country after officers working for him were incarcerated, witnesses disappeared and he had multiple threats on his life.

Shukri Abdull, who last week was re-appointed by the newly elected prime minister Mahathir Mohamad to head up the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC), recounted in an emotional press conference the personal trauma he had gone through in 2015 while first trying to uncover the truth.

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