Latest Najib Razak News

Slain Mongolian model's father seeks Malaysia to reopen case

Jun. 19, 2018 10:10 AM EDT

PUTRAJAYA, Malaysia (AP) — The father of a Mongolian model whose murder touched off a scandal in the highest levels of Malaysia's recently ousted ruling party said Tuesday he will ask new Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad to reopen the investigation into his daughter's death. Altantuya Shaariibuu was shot...

Malaysia's central bank governor quits amid land deal furor

Jun. 6, 2018 7:40 AM EDT

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's central bank governor has become the latest senior official to resign amid a corruption probe of the former government that appointed them. Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said Wednesday the government accepted Muhammad Ibrahim's resignation and a replacement will...

Wife of ex-Malaysia PM questioned, new graft scandal unfolds

Jun. 5, 2018 11:40 AM EDT

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Anti-corruption investigators questioned the wife of former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak on Tuesday about alleged theft and money-laundering involving the 1MDB state investment fund, as officials announced a probe into other suspicious multibillion-dollar transactions...

Modi seeks to cement ties with Malaysia in brief visit

May. 31, 2018 6:45 AM EDT

PUTRAJAYA, Malaysia (AP) — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi held talks Thursday with new Malaysian leader Mahathir Mohamad in a brief visit aimed at bolstering bilateral ties. Modi flew in from Indonesia for the second leg of his Southeast Asian tour and met Mahathir, the world's oldest leader at 92, at...

Malaysia sets up fund for donations to ease national debt

May. 30, 2018 6:06 AM EDT

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's new Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said Wednesday the government will set up a trust fund to let the public contribute to easing the country's huge national debt. Mahathir's government last week revealed that the national debt and liabilities exceed 1 trillion...

Budget airline AirAsia denies paying bribes for India slots

May. 30, 2018 1:23 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — AirAsia India Ltd., the Indian arm of regional budget airline AirAsia, has denied allegations it engaged in corruption, saying it was cooperating with an investigation into suspicions that it paid bribes to get government approvals. Malaysia-based AirAsia chief Tony Fernandes, his deputy...

Leader of failed MH370 wreckage hunt hopes to search again

May. 29, 2018 8:41 PM EDT

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The head of a U.S. technology company that scoured the Indian Ocean seabed for more than three months looking for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 said on Tuesday he was disappointed the hunt failed to find any wreckage and hoped to take part in a future search. Malaysia said last...

Leader of failed MH370 wreckage hunt hopes to search again

May. 29, 2018 7:44 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The head of a U.S. technology company that scoured the Indian Ocean seabed for more than three months looking for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 said on Tuesday he was disappointed the hunt failed to find wreckage and hoped to take part in some future search. Malaysia said last...

Leader of failed MH370 wreckage hunt hopes to search again

May. 29, 2018 3:23 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The head of a U.S. technology company that scoured the Indian Ocean seabed for more than three months looking for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 said on Tuesday he was disappointed the hunt failed to find wreckage and hoped to take part in some future search. Malaysia said last...

Malaysia says it will axe high-speed railway to Singapore

May. 28, 2018 7:40 AM EDT

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — New Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said Monday that a planned high-speed railway that would cut travel time between Kuala Lumpur and Singapore to just 90 minutes will be axed because it isn't beneficial. Mahathir said the 350-kilometer (218-mile) rail project slated...