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In 2015, The Wall Street Journal and British journalist Clare Rewcastle-Brown were given 227,000 documents detailing the fraud. The Malaysian anti-corruption agency MACC began its investigation when Najib fired the attorney general, Abdul Gani, who had been leading the investigation, along with deputy prime minister Muhyiddin Yassin and as four other ministers. The MACC offices were raided and four officials were arrested. Najib's appointed attorney general cleared him of all charges in 2016.
Mahathir Mohamed, the former prime minister, ran against Najib and won in the May 2018 election. He immediately launched an investigation seizing jewelry valued at $273 million. In July 2019, Najib and his wife were arrested in connection with the mission missing money that went into his personal bank account. He has 25 charges levied against him ranging from bribery to transferring money to associates. Rosmah Najib was arrested and charged with 17 counts of money laundering.
Low has not yet been found by Malaysian authorities.