Nazir: 30-day leave was painful

Nazir gestures while delivering his acceptance speech at the Gala Night

KUALA LUMPUR: CIMB Group Holdings Bhd chairman Datuk Seri Nazir Razak said his 30-day voluntary leave of absence from April 19 was a painful period and not his finest hour.

Following a report in the Wall Street Journal on March 31 that Nazir had handled US$7mil on behalf of his brother Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, CIMB Bank had to get to the bottom of it.

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