Malaysia money trail
KUALA LUMPUR: A task force is investigating allegations that a probe into a Malaysian state-controlled investment fund found hundreds of millions of dollars were transferred to the prime minister’s personal bank accounts, the attorney general has said. The allegations have set off a storm in Malaysia, with premier Najib Razak threatening to sue the Wall Street Journal for publishing the report, while one of his deputies called on authorities to investigate the claims. Attorney General Abdul Gani Patail said in a statement late on Saturday that a multi-agency task force was probing ‘the allegations linked to the flow of funds into the personal accounts of Prime Minister Najib Razak’.
LONDON: For hours, the dedicated queued on Saturday to carry off a prized autograph or to pose for a selfie with some of the biggest celebrities of a new generation. Not for them the rock stars or sporting heroes, but video gamers who have won millions of global followers piling up blocks in the Minecraft virtual world and who came to London for the Minecon convention on July 4 and 5. The 10,000 tickets sold made it the largest ever such event for a single video game. The fact those tickets cost $200 was a sign of what big business Minecraft has become.