1MDB Drama Puts Golfing Buddies Obama and Najib in a Tight Spot

  • Malaysia, U.S. leaders met a number of times, golfed together
  • Malaysia still needs U.S. as counterbalance to China: analyst

President Barack Obama plays golf with Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, on Dec. 24, 2014, in Kaneohe, Hawaii.

Photographer: Jacquelyn Martin/AP Photo

It’s been less than two years since U.S. President Barack Obama and Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak laughed and chatted during a round of golf as they both holidayed in Hawaii.

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