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

Malaysia's scandal-mired Najib hit with travel ban after poll lossMalaysia’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. An angry crowd had gathered at a Kuala Lumpur airport, shouting at vehicles and seeking to stop them entering, after a purported flight itinerary leaked online showed Najib and his unpopular wife were planning to head to Indonesia. The Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition’s defeat in the election at the hands of an alliance led by Najib’s one-time mentor Mahathir Mohamad amounted to a political earthquake, which toppled an increasingly authoritarian regime that had ruled the country for six decades.



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