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Malaysia ex-PM Najib to face corruption trial in February

Kuala Lumpur - Former Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak's trial on corruption charges related to a massive financial scandal that led to his shock election defeat will start in February, a court said Friday.

Malaysian ex-PM Najib charged with money-laundering

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia's former prime minister Najib Razak was hit with new charges Wednesday linked to a multi-billion-dollar financial scandal that contributed to his shock election defeat in May.

Ex-Malaysian PM Najib charged with corruption

Kuala Lumpur - Former Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak was formally charged Wednesday with corruption linked to a multi-billion dollar financial scandal that contributed to his shock election defeat less than two months ago.

Former Malaysian PM Najib arrested over huge graft probe

Kuala Lumpur - Former Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak was arrested by anti-corruption investigators Tuesday, officials said, the latest dramatic development in a widening graft probe that has engulfed the ex-leader.

Former Malaysian PM Najib arrested for corruption: officials

Kuala Lumpur - Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak was arrested by anti-corruption investigators Tuesday, officials said, the latest dramatic development in a widening graft probe that has engulfed the ex-leader.

Malaysia ex-PM denies graft charges in visit to home region

Pekan - Malaysia's scandal-tainted former leader Sunday denied he stole public funds and complained of the way he has been treated since he unexpectedly lost power in a stunning election defeat.

Malaysia's luxury-loving former first lady laments 'trying times'

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia's unpopular former first lady on Saturday lamented the "trying times" since her husband Najib Razak's ouster from power, in a plea for public sympathy just a day after police seized a huge trove of cash, jewels and designer handbags linked to ...

'Cash is king': The fall of Malaysia's disgraced first couple

Kuala Lumpur - With his scandal-tainted career and her reputation as greedy and domineering, Malaysia's disgraced former first couple look set to have their names etched in the country's history books as synonyms for the corruption of power.

Malaysia seizes cash, jewels, designer bags in raid on ex-leader

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysian police seized 72 suitcases stuffed with cash and jewels along with scores of designer handbags in raids on luxury properties linked to ex-prime minister Najib Razak on Friday as a corruption probe gathered pace.

Police search scandal-tainted Malaysian ex-premier's home

Kuala Lumpur - Police conducted an extensive search of the home of Malaysia's scandal-tainted former premier on Thursday that his lawyer decried as "harassment", as the new government presses forward with probes into a massive graft scandal after seizing power in his...

Police swoop on disgraced Malaysian ex-premier's home

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysian police converged on the home of scandal-tainted former premier Najib Razak late Wednesday as local media quoted officials saying they were conducting raids related to a massive graft scandal.

Mahathir to stay up to two years as Malaysia leader, no deal for Najib

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia's 92-year-old new leader Mahathir Mohamad said he expects to stay as prime minister for up to two years and vowed not to cut any deals to keep his predecessor out of jail for alleged corruption.

Malaysia's scandal-mired Najib hit with travel ban after poll loss

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia's former leader Najib Razak was hit with a travel ban Saturday as speculation mounted he was about to flee the country following his shock election loss, in a possible bid to avoid prosecution over a multi-billion-dollar scandal.

Malaysia's Najib to take 'short break' as flight rumours swirl

Kuala Lumpur - Former Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak said Saturday he was going to take a "short break" after his shock election loss as speculation mounted the scandal-hit ex-leader was due to jet out of the country.

Malaysia's scandal-mired Najib on the ropes after shock loss

Kuala Lumpur - Billions of missing dollars, an angry population and a powerful new prime minister who has vowed to bring justice to Malaysia do not bode well for Najib Razak, who was turfed from power by an electoral earthquake this week.

PM Najib destroying Malaysia, stoking racial tensions: Mahathir

Putrajaya - Malaysian ruling party icon Mahathir Mohamad has accused current leader Najib Razak of "destroying" the country by clinging to power despite a corruption scandal, and vowed to campaign vigorously for the opposition in coming elections.

Malaysian PM eyes snap poll, vows fight to the death

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia will hold polls soon, embattled Prime Minister Najib Razak said Thursday, vowing "to fight until the death" and showing no sign of succumbing to calls to quit over a massive financial scandal.

Malaysia's Mahathir joins calls to oust 'thief' PM

Kuala Lumpur - Former Malaysian leader Mahathir Mohamad called for a sustained push to topple scandal-plagued Prime Minister Najib Razak as thousands rallied on Saturday to demand the premier's resignation over the 1MDB corruption saga.

A year after 1MDB: Malaysian premier takes hardline turn

Kuala Lumpur - Giant video screens lining Malaysia's ruling-party headquarters flash towering, 40-storey images of a smiling Prime Minister Najib Razak across a corner of the capital, a glaring reminder of who's in charge.

Opponents of Malaysian PM step up drive to oust him

Kuala Lumpur - Leaders from across Malaysia's political spectrum said Sunday they plan to present a petition to the country's Islamic royalty seeking the removal of scandal-plagued Prime Minister Najib Razak over a corruption crisis.

Malaysia cross-party alliance demands removal of PM

Kuala Lumpur - Leaders from across Malaysia's political spectrum joined forces Friday to call for the removal of scandal-hit premier Najib Razak, in a sharp escalation of a festering corruption crisis.

Embattled Malaysia PM vows 'no surrender' amid funding scandal

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak on Thursday defiantly rejected calls to step down over a political funding scandal as the ruling party doubled down on its support for him in the face of an uncertain electoral outlook.

Malaysian woman charged over PM 'balloongate' incident

Kuala Lumpur - A Malaysian woman was charged on Wednesday with insulting scandal-tainted Prime Minister Najib Razak by dropping balloons bearing pro-democracy messages near him during a public event, her lawyer said.

Transparency, ratings agency warn on Malaysia corruption 'crisis'

Kuala Lumpur - Transparency International warned Tuesday that Malaysia faces a "corruption crisis" over a financial scandal implicating the prime minister, as major credit ratings agencies cautioned that related turmoil threatens the country's economic outlook.

Malaysian police summon anti-PM protest organisers

Kuala Lumpur - Organisers of a huge weekend demonstration demanding the Malaysian prime minister's removal over graft allegations said Tuesday they had been summoned by police, as Transparency International spoke of a "corruption crisis" in the country.

Pressure rises on Malaysian PM as ex-leader backs protests

Kuala Lumpur - Pressure mounted Sunday on Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak as influential former leader Mahathir Mohamad threw his weight behind mass protests demanding the premier's ousting over a financial scandal.

Malaysians jam capital to demand reform, PM's ouster

Kuala Lumpur - Tens of thousands of Malaysians swarmed central Kuala Lumpur on Saturday to call for the prime minister's ouster over corruption allegations and demand broader reforms, defying warnings by police who had declared the rally illegal.

$700 mn question looms over Malaysia PM as 1MDB anger grows

Kuala Lumpur - It's Malaysia's $700 million question: who transferred massive amounts of cash into Prime Minister Najib Razak's personal bank accounts, and where is the money now?

Malaysia graft agency says PM's funds not linked to scandal

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia's anti-graft agency has said that nearly $700 million deposited into the prime minister's personal bank accounts were from "donations" and not related to a brewing scandal.

Malaysia PM replaces deputy, sacks AG amid scandal

Kuala Lumpur - Embattled Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak on Tuesday sacked his deputy premier and attorney general as part of a major cabinet reshuffle widely seen as an attempt to tighten his hold on office amid corruption allegations.
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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (right) meets with Malaysia s prime minister  Najib Razak  in 201...
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (right) meets with Malaysia's prime minister, Najib Razak, in 2013.
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