30 Apr '18, 8am

Malaysians poke fun at #1MDB scandal with ‘Kleptopoly’ board game https://t.co/YRuHWjRiFV

Malaysians poke fun at #1MDB scandal with ‘Kleptopoly’ board game https://t.co/YRuHWjRiFV

KUALA LUMPUR (AFP) - A Malaysian board game based on "Monopoly" is taking aim at the massive 1MDB scandal ahead of elections, featuring a motley crew of figures central to the controversy and items allegedly bought with looted money. Designed by an anti-graft watchdog, "Kleptopoly" sees players move tokens round a board and pick up high-end real estate, with the richest - but least corrupt - participant declared the winner at the end. The US Department of Justice alleges that US$4.5 billion (S$5.9 billion) was looted from 1MDB, which was founded by Prime Minister Najib Razak, by officials at the state fund and their associates in a campaign of fraud and money-laundering. Najib and the fund deny any wrongdoing. The scandal is in sharp focus as Malaysians gear up for a general election on May 9, with Najib facing a tough fight to extend his ruling coalition's six decades in ...

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