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Former Malaysian PM Najib Razak speaks to the media outside a court in Putrajaya.

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Hard Numbers: Najib pardon mulled, Angola counts votes, Taiwan ups defense budget, Sardinia woos you

12: Malaysia's highly influential ex-PM Mahathir Mohamed says the king will likely pardon Najib Razak, the disgraced former prime minister who this week began serving a 12-year prison term over corruption related to the multibillion-dollar 1MDB scandal. Not good when you're trying to show you're serious about punishing graft.

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Najib gets court warning over Facebook post

January 08, 2021 5:00 AM

KUALA LUMPUR • Malaysia's High Court yesterday issued a stern warning to Najib Razak over his Facebook post on former Bank Negara governor Zeti Akhtar Aziz, an upcoming witness in his graft trial.

Malaysia's court issues stern warning to ex-PM Najib over post on trial witness

January 07, 2021 4:54 PM

KUALA LUMPUR (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - A Malaysian High Court on Thursday (Jan 7) issued a stern warning to former prime minister Najib Razak over his Facebook post on former Bank Negara governor Zeti Akhtar Aziz.

Tun Rahah, widow of Malaysia's second PM and mother of ex-PM Najib to be accorded state funeral

December 19, 2020 1:04 PM

PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - The late Tun Rahah Mohd Noah, widow of second prime minister Abdul Razak Hussein will be accorded a state funeral and buried at the National Heroes Mausoleum within the grounds of the National Mosque in Kuala Lumpur on Saturday (Dec 19).

Malaysia's fugitive businessman Jho Low says 1MDB millions taken by him were 'loans'

November 17, 2020 2:31 PM

KUALA LUMPUR - Fugitive businessman Low Taek Jho has claimed that millions of dollars siphoned from 1MDB, Malaysia's debt-ridden state fund, were merely "loans" to him.

1MDB trial adjourned as Najib in quarantine after travelling to coronavirus hot spot Sabah

October 05, 2020 2:48 PM

KUALA LUMPUR (BLOOMBERG) - Najib Razak's 1MDB trial was delayed as the former Malaysian premier is in quarantine after travelling to the Borneo state of Sabah, a new hotspot for the country's coronavirus outbreak.

Malaysia's ex-premier Najib loses suit against bank, former officer in case related to 1MDB

September 29, 2020 2:45 PM

KUALA LUMPUR (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) -A former bank officer together with AmBank Islamic and AMMB Holdings have successfully struck out a suit filed by former prime minister Najib Razak over allegations of mishandling his bank accounts.

Rosmah spent $33k a month to protect her public image: Ex-aide

September 10, 2020 5:00 AM

KUALA LUMPUR • A former aide to the wife of former Malaysian premier Najib Razak told a court yesterday that he received RM100,000 (S$32,800) a month from Rosmah Mansor in 2012 to pay a team of "cyber troopers" to monitor content on social media and defend her from online attacks.

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