Photo by King Chai Woon for SBS
The Australian government is trying to avoid investigating local links to a Malaysian corruption scandal, according to the country’s former prime minister Mahathir Mohamad.
In an exclusive interview with SBS World News the former leader of Malaysia, Mahathir Mohamad – who ruled the country with an iron-grip for 22 years – said Australia was turning a blind eye to corruption over the 1 Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) state investment fund.
“Australia has been involved to a certain extent but it looks as if the government of Australia wants to avoid any involvement in this crime committed,” Dr Mahathir said.
Read the full story and watch the full interview here – http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2017/05/09/australia-avoiding-investigating-malaysian-corruption-scandal-says-former-pm
Exclusive by Jarni Blakkarly and Pat McGrath –
Victoria’s Health Department is investigating whether a patient-sharing deal between The Royal Melbourne Hospital and a private clinic headed by the hospital’s urology chief is in breach of Medicare billing rules.
Full article – http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-08-25/victorian-government-investigates-royal-melbourne-hospital-deal/7785704
The family of a man who died in Villawood Detention Centre last month say they do not believe he died of a heart attack, as the Immigration Department said, and have accused the Department of covering up the circumstances surrounding the death.
Watch the ABC 730 investigation by Sarah Whyte and with research by Jarni Blakkarly here –http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-05-13/detainee-given-visa-released-after-villawood-bashing/7407484