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Fears Over Malaysia Mecca Fund Test Najib's Main Support Base

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  • Hajj fund has 9 million depositors from mostly Malay Muslims
  • Ethnic Malay voters kept ruling coalition in power in 2013

For Malaysia’s 18 million Muslims, the ultimate in holy duty is to travel to Mecca, a pilgrimage that can require decades of saving. Now the fund that holds much of their money is under a cloud, a fresh challenge for a scandal-hit government.

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