Ex-Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has been banned from leaving the country days after his long-ruling party lost the general election.
Najib has been accused of diverting US$700m from a state investment fund in 2015 (Al Jazeera). U.S. investigators say Najib’s associates stole and laundered $4.5bn from the fund, with some $700m landing in Najib’s bank account. Najib has denied any wrongdoing.
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However, Malaysia’s new Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said that Najib could face a new investigation.
Najib and his wife were planning to go on an overseas holiday. Earlier this week, Najib’s Barisan Nasional coalition lost election.
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