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Malaysia murder case linked to Najib 'may be re-opened'

Malaysia murder case linked to Najib 'may be re-opened'A probe into the sensational murder of a young woman linked to Malaysia’s ousted leader could be re-opened, a lawyer said Tuesday, after a meeting between the victim’s father and the attorney-general. Altantuya Shaariibuu was shot dead and her body blown up with military-grade plastic explosives near Kuala Lumpur in 2006. The Mongolian’s murder was the most shocking aspect in a scandal involving allegations that an associate of recently ousted premier Najib Razak arranged huge kickbacks for the purchase of French submarines in 2002.



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Hounded by graft probe, fearing safety Malaysia's Najib seeks protection

Hounded by graft probe, fearing safety Malaysia's Najib seeks protectionBy Fathin Ungku KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Malaysia’s former prime minister Najib Razak fears for his safety and has asked for police protection, his spokesman said on Sunday, a day after the ex-leader complained over the conduct of police searching properties for evidence of corruption. Having ruled Malaysia for nearly 10 years, Najib and his wife, Rosmah Mansor, have been barred from leaving the country after his coalition’s surprise defeat in an election on May 9. Najib has consistently denied all allegations of wrongdoing, but his image hasn’t been helped by his wife’s reputation for lavish spending.



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Malaysia's Anwar says Najib likely headed to jail

Malaysia's Anwar says Najib likely headed to jailNewly released Malaysian political heavyweight Anwar Ibrahim said Thursday he expects ex-premier Najib Razak to be jailed over multi-billion-dollar graft claims. In an interview with AFP a day after he walked free from custody — where he had languished since 2015 on what supporters say were trumped-up charges levelled at Najib’s behest — Anwar also said he would be back in parliament very soon. Anwar’s release on Wednesday capped an astonishing week in Malaysian politics that saw Najib’s long-ruling Barisan Nasional coalition booted from power in a revolution at the ballot box.



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Malaysia's Najib says to take short break, follows reports he may leave for Jakarta

Malaysia's Najib says to take short break, follows reports he may leave for JakartaFormer Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said on Twitter that he would take a short break to spend time with his family, hours after reports that his names was on the flight manifest of a private jet scheduled to leave for Jakarta on Saturday morning. The manifest of the jet, which is scheduled to fly from an airport near Kuala Lumpur to the Indonesian capital at 10:00 a.m. (0200 GMT), names Najib and his wife as passengers, two sources and two media reports said earlier. “After over four decades in politics and the recent election campaign, which was regrettably personal and perhaps the most intense in Malaysian history, I will take a short break to spend time with my family whom I have not seen enough of in recent years,” Najib said on Twitter.



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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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Najib softens line in bid to get Malaysians out of North Korea

Najib softens line in bid to get Malaysians out of North KoreaBy Rozanna Latiff and Liz Lee KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak struck a softer tone with North Korea on Wednesday, a day after accusing it of assassinating the estranged half-brother of Kim Jong Un and treating Malaysians as “hostages.” Malaysian police have identified eight North Koreans wanted for questioning in connection with the killing of Kim Jong Nam at Kuala Lumpur International Airport on Feb. 13, three of them hiding in the North Korean embassy. In a bid to “ensure the safety” of its diplomats and citizens in Malaysia, North Korea retaliated on Tuesday by banning Malaysians from leaving the country until the case was “properly solved.” Najib denounced that move as an “abhorrent act” and ordered a reciprocal ban.



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