Report Linking PM Lee To 1MDB Is Fake News, Says Singapore High Commission
The Singapore High Commission in Malaysia has denounced an article that linked Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong to the 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MBD) scandal.
The article, titled “Breaking News: Singapore Lee Hsien Loong Becomes 1MDB’s Key Investigation Target — Najib Signed Several Unfair Agreements with Hsien Loong In Exchange for Money Laundering” was published on self-styled “social news network” site The Coverage.
The Coverage listed another blog, States Times Review, as the source of the article. States Times Review describes itself as an “Australia-based blog covering Singapore news”.
Former Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak is currently facing corruption charges over the misuse of 1MDB funds.
The Singapore High Commission has released a statement declaring the article “fake news and clearly libellous.”