Najib Razak

Malaysia’s democracy in worse shape than we thought

OPINION by Anneliese Mcauliffe – The human sea of yellow swarming though the streets of Kuala Lumpur on the weekend looked, at first glance, like an overwhelming show of people power directed against a government and a prime minister deeply imperilled by political and financial scandals. But the rally, smaller[…]

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Protest organisers are ‘haram’: Malaysian PM

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has condemned the organisers of demonstrations in Kuala Lumpur calling for his resignation as “haram”, during his annual address on the eve of Independence Day. Tens of thousands of protesters have called for Najib to stand down, after leaked documents in July showed he received[…]

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Malaysia anti-government protesters continue sit-in

Thousands of demonstrators have continued their protests in Kuala Lumpur for a second day to demand the resignation of Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak over a financial scandal. The crowd of yellow-clad protesters, who slept on the streets near the city’s Independence Square, woke on Sunday to mass exercises and[…]

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Malaysia PM confirms wreckage belongs to MH370

Debris found on an Indian Ocean island last week is from MH370, Malaysia’s prime minister has said, confirming for the first time that the plane which mysteriously disappeared 17 months ago had crashed. Najib Razak’s announcement in Kuala Lumpur on Wednesday ended an agonising wait for families of the 239[…]

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‘Jetliner did not make distress call’

The Malaysia Airlines jetliner that went down in war-torn Ukraine did not make any distress call, Malaysia’s prime minister said Friday, adding that its flight route had been declared safe by the global civil aviation body. Najib Razak, who addressed a middle-of-the-night news conference after speaking with leaders of Ukraine[…]

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