SINGAPORE (Sept 11): Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak on Sunday fired a salvo at his political opponents, just one day before his scheduled visit to Washington from Sept 11 to 13 at the invitation of US President Donald Trump.

In a strongly-worded entry on his blog, Najib says the political opposition and their allies have “sought to blacken our country’s name in the American media, making a series of wild claims, culminating in the false claim that Malaysia is in danger of sliding into dictatorship.”

The outburst comes after a series of scathing reports in the US ahead of Najib’s visit to the White House.

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