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Cameron, Razak talks may focus on battling corruption

Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron speaks during a ceremony at the St. Symphorien Military Cemetery in Mons August 4, 2014. Dignitaries took part in events to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War I (WWI). REUTERS/Chris Jackson/Pool (BELGIUM - Tags: POLITICS ANNIVERSARY CONFLICT) - RTR4180B

London, July 29 : British Prime Minister David Cameron is scheduled to meet his besieged Malaysian counterpart, Najib Razak, on Thursday despite calls for the latter to resign in the wake of allegations surrounding a state investment fund.

Najib had sacked his deputy, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin yesterday following the latter’s criticism of the government trying to allegedly transfer nearly 450 million dollars to his personal bank accounts from the IMDB fund.

Cameron has made the fight against corruption by politicians and businessmen one of the key themes of his four-day visit to south-east Asia, claiming it to be a cancer at the heart of good governance and growth.

The two prime ministers are due to make a joint appearance, but will not necessarily take questions that would likely to be dominated by the crisis that has hit the Malaysian government of late.

Meanwhile, Cameron has also been asked to meet the opposition leaders and not just the government to show solidarity with those who are seriously considering his campaign against corruption. (ANI)