Datuk Seri Najib Razak

Najib to testify in 1MDB trial to fight corruption charges

KUALA LUMPUR (Dec 3): Malaysia’s former leader Najib Razak is set to give his testimony to defend himself against charges of corruption involving a former 1MDB unit.

The ex-prime minister is scheduled to appear in court on Tuesday morning to give a sworn statement and be questioned, after the judge ruled last month that the prosecution had made a successful case against him. Najib is accused of receiving 42 million ringgit ($14 million) of bribes in exchange for approving a state guarantee on a loan.

Najib's media advisor Stadlen to face money laundering charges

KUALA LUMPUR (Feb 20): Malaysian prosecutors are expected to file money laundering charges today against Paul Stadlen, who was a media advisor to former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak.

The British-born Stadlen will be charged in absentia as he fled Malaysia immediately after Najib lost power last May.

Sources say the charges involved a sum of RM15 million ($5 million) and investigators have traced the source of money to Najib, who himself has been slapped with 42 charges of criminal breach of trust and money laundering linked to the 1MDB scandal.

Nothing to fear from China, but lopsided deals must end, says Dr M

KUALA LUMPUR (June 19): Malaysia wants to strengthen its “good relations” with Beijing, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad told the South China Morning Post (SCMP) in an interview, but he said Chinese companies investing in the country should refrain from using only on materials, capital and labour from China and denying Malaysia any real benefits.

Malaysia to probe Najib government's $2.7-bil payments to Chinese pipeline firm

KUALA LUMPUR (June 5): Malaysia’s finance minister on Tuesday announced plans to report to the anti-graft agency upfront payments of billions of ringgit the previous administration made to a Chinese firm for two pipeline projects that have barely begun.

Since taking office two weeks ago, Lim Guan Eng has been driving a campaign to expose financial scandals in the administration of former Prime Minister Najib Razak, unseated in a stunning election defeat last month.

Stunning victory for Mahathir's party in Malaysian election

(May 10): Mahathir Mohamad won a stunning victory in Malaysia’s election, ending the six-decade rule of Prime Minister Najib Razak’s party in a landmark shift for the Southeast Asian nation.

Mahathir, Malaysia’s longest-serving premier who defected to the opposition to take on Najib, will return to power at the age of 92. His four-party Pakatan Harapan alliance won at least 112 of 222 parliamentary seats in Wednesday’s vote, official figures from the election commission showed.

“We are not seeking revenge,” Mahathir said. “What we want to do is to restore the rule of law.”

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