May 14, 2018 / 8:12 AM / 9 days ago

Malaysia's Mahathir says crimes committed by previous government will be investigated

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said on Monday he would appoint a new chief of the country’s anti-graft agency and that all alleged crimes committed by previous government would be investigated.

FILE PHOTO - Malaysia's newly elected Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad attends a news conference in Menara Yayasan Selangor, Pataling Jaya, Malaysia May 12, 2018. REUTERS/Stringer

Addressing a news conference, the 92-year-old Mahathir said

all government ministries had been instructed that no documents could be taken out or destroyed.

Reporting by Joseph Sipalan, Editing by Raju Gopalakrishnan

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