Defiant Malaysian PM affirms clout following weekend protests

Aug 31, 2015

Defiant Malaysian PM affirms clout following weekend protests

Malaysia’s government reclaimed the streets of the capital Monday after massive weekend protests demanding the premier’s ouster, staging its own show of force with National Day celebrations attended by thousands. With Prime Minister Najib Razak presiding, masses of flag-waving spectators cheered a colorful parade ...

Aug 21, 2015

Ex-Malaysia leader Mahathir calls for no-confidence vote against Najib

Former Malaysian leader Mahathir Mohamad has called for an immediate vote of no-confidence against Prime Minister Najib Razak, saying Najib has made members of parliament beholden to him by giving them lucrative government posts. Najib, under growing pressure over allegations of graft and financial ...

Malaysia says $675 million in Najib accounts are donations

Aug 3, 2015

Malaysia says $675 million in Najib accounts are donations

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission said its investigations found that 2.6 billion ringgit ($675 million) in Prime Minister Najib Razak’s personal accounts are donations and not from a debt-ridden state investment company. The agency has completed its probe of the premier’s accounts and sent the ...

Jul 28, 2015

Najib urges patience on graft probe, warns against discord

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak called for patience on investigations into the state investment company, warning infighting in the ruling party would risk sowing voter discord. The statement came after Deputy Premier Muhyiddin Yassin stepped up his calls for answers over the 1Malaysia Development ...

Jul 5, 2015

Malaysian leader faces risk of criminal charge over funds

Malaysia’s Prime Minister Najib Razak is facing the risk of a criminal charge over allegations that millions of dollars were funneled from an indebted state fund to his personal bank accounts, the first time the country’s leader has faced criminal allegations. The attorney general ...