Saturday, 12 May 2018

Former Malaysian prime minister slapped with travel ban amid massive corruption scandal



Malaysia's former prime minister has been banned from leaving the country amid speculation he was about to flee to possibly avoid prosecution over a massive corruption scandal.
 
Najib Razak and his wife Rosmah Mansor had been planning to head to Indonesia on a private jet for a week-long holiday but have now been blacklisted from travelling by Mr Najib's successor.
 
 
He said in a tweet he had been told of the move: "I respect the decision and I will remain in the country with my family."


An angry crowd had gathered at an airport in the capital Kuala Lumpur in anticipation that the couple could potentially try to leave Malaysia.


Earlier this week, his coalition suffered a shock electoral defeat which ended the 60 year-rule of an increasingly authoritarian regime.




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