Malaysia's prime minister said on Thursday he is serious about good governance and vowed to "fully cooperate" with a US investigation into a 3.5-billion US dollars scandal involving a state fund he headed.
The comments by Najib Razak were his first since the US Department of Justice revealed in Los Angeles on Wednesday that it has initiated action to seize about 1.3-billion US dollars of the missing 3.5-billion US dollars allegedly used to buy assets in the US by people close to Najib.
His statement, however, is going to carry little weight with his detractors who accuse him of being behind the alleged misappropriation of the funds.
He has consistently denied allegations of wrongdoing.
The state fund, known as 1MDB, was created in 2009 by Najib shortly after he took office to promote economic development projects.