While he was prime minister, Najib Razak was often accused of being woefully out of touch with ordinary citizens’ lives. But now, out of office and facing dozens of criminal charges in connection to an extraordinary multibillion-dollar scandal at Malaysia’s 1MDB state investment fund, the 65-year-old seems to be reinventing[…]
Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has announced the dissolution of parliament, paving the way for a general election that will test his hold on power amid allegations of massive corruption in his government. Najib said on Friday that he has sought consent from the country’s monarch and head of state,[…]
Malaysia’s attorney-general said on Tuesday that $681m transferred into Prime Minister Najib Razak’s personal bank account was a gift from the royal family in Saudi Arabia and there were no criminal offences or corruption involved. “I am satisfied with the findings that the funds were not a form of graft[…]
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[…]
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[…]
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[…]
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[…]
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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