Najib Razak

Malaysian politician

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Najib Razak: Malaysian politician
Mohammad Najib bin Tun Haji Abdul Razak is a Malaysian politician who served as the 6th Prime Minister of Malaysia from 2009 to 2018. He was the former President of the United Malays National Organisation (UMNO), the leading party in Malaysia's Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition, which maintained control of Malaysia's government as a parliamentary majority for more than sixty years until the coalition's defeat in the 2018 general election.


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Malaysian prosecutors drop corruption charges against Najib ally

Malaysian government prosecutors withdrew corruption charges on Tuesday against an ally of former premier Najib Razak, whose party returned to power in a new coalition three months ago after having..
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Malaysian ex-PM Najib faces July verdict in first 1MDB-linked trial

A Malaysian court will deliver its verdict in a case against former prime minister Najib Razak on July 28, the first of several corruption trials he faces over a multibillion-dollar scandal at state..
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Stepson of Malaysian ex-PM Najib could testify against him in 1MDB trial -prosecutors

Riza Aziz, the stepson of former Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak, has agreed to testify against the ex-premier in a trial linked to a multibillion-dollar fraud at state fund 1Malaysia Development..
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Malaysia to recover $107.3 mln after settling 1MDB case against 'Wolf of Wall Street' producer

Prosecutors dropped money-laundering charges against Riza Aziz - a Hollywood producer and the stepson of Malaysia's former prime minister Najib Razak - on Thursday after a deal that officials said..
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Malaysia drops 1MDB money laundering case against "Wolf of Wall Street" producer

Malaysian prosecutors on Thursday dropped a $248-million money laundering case against a producer of Hollywood film "The Wolf of Wall Street" and the stepson of former Malaysian prime minister Najib..
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Malaysia's Najib expects more conducive atmosphere for 1MDB trial

On trial for corruption that includes the multi-billion dollar 1MDB fraud, former Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak said on Wednesday that the fall of the government that ousted him meant he now..
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After Malaysia's political turmoil, questions over trials in 1MDB scandal

Hours after Malaysia's change of leadership at the weekend, former prime minister Najib Razak posted a picture of himself smiling and giving a thumbs up on social media.
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Malaysia never ruled out 'murder-suicide plot' by MH370 pilot, says former PM Najib

Malaysia has never ruled out the possibility that missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 could have been downed by a suicidal pilot, the country's former prime minister Najib Razak said on Wednesday.
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Trial of former Malaysian PM's wife begins, court told she influenced government decisions

The corruption trial of Rosmah Mansor, the wife of Malaysia's former Prime Minister Najib Razak, began on Wednesday, with a prosecutor describing how she exerted "considerable influence" over..
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Malaysia's Najib swears in a mosque he had no role in model's murder

Former Malaysian premier Najib Razak took an oath at a mosque on Friday denying allegations he ordered the 2006 murder of a Mongolian model, seeking to clear his name in the Muslim-majority country.
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Malaysia's Najib ordered killing of Mongolian model, says former bodyguard

A Malaysian police officer on death row for the 2006 slaying of a Mongolian model has accused former prime minister Najib Razak of ordering him to kill the woman, according to media reports and the..
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Former Malaysian PM Najib takes stand in 1MDB scandal-linked trial

Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak took to the witness box for the first time on Tuesday to defend himself on criminal charges linked to a multibillion-dollar scandal at state fund 1Malaysia..
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Malaysian court says 1MDB-linked case against Najib will move forward; ex-PM to defend

A Malaysian court on Monday ordered former Prime Minister Najib Razak to present his defense against seven charges in a case linked to a scandal surrounding 1MDB, saying a unit of the state fund had..
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Malaysian court tells former PM Najib to defend himself in 1MDB-linked case

A Malaysian court on Monday ordered former Prime Minister Najib Razak to present his defense against seven counts of criminal breach of trust, money laundering and abuse of power in a case linked to a..
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Malaysia’s Najib clueless about millions banked in his account, lawyers say

Former Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak did not know that millions of dollars transferred into his personal accounts came from scandal-linked state fund 1MDB, his lawyers said on Wednesday as..
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Malaysian prosecutor: Najib orchestrated graft like an 'emperor'

Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak acted like an "emperor" who orchestrated massive fraud at a former unit of scandal-linked state fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), the country's..
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Malaysia fines Najib's brother, others for receiving 1MDB funds

Malaysia has fined the brother of former premier Najib Razak and other people and companies for allegedly receiving money from state fund 1MDB, the country's anti-graft chief said on Monday.
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Malaysia had plan to use Chinese money to bail out 1MDB, court hears

Malaysia's former leader Najib Razak approved a plan to bail out troubled state fund 1MDB by offering stakes in several big infrastructure projects to Chinese firms in 2016, a former aide told a court..
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At start of 1MDB trial, prosecution paints a tale of excess and abuse

Malaysian prosecutors on Wednesday said former prime minister Najib Razak abused his power to cover up the theft of hundreds of millions of dollars from the state fund 1MDB and used the fund for..
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Malaysia court postpones biggest 1MDB trial involving ex-PM Najib

A Malaysian court on Monday postponed for a week the biggest of five trials linked to a multi-billion-dollar scam at state fund 1MDB and allegedly involving former prime minister Najib Razak.
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Prosecutors seek sale of luxury homes linked to stepson of Malaysian ex-PM

U.S. prosecutors are seeking to sell three luxury homes linked to the stepson of former Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak, court documents showed, in the latest effort to recover money allegedly..
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'Wolf of Wall Street' producer charged with 1MDB money laundering in Malaysia

Malaysia on Friday charged one of the "Wolf of Wall Street" film producers, and stepson of former prime minister Najib Razak, with money laundering, alleging he misappropriated $248 million linked to..
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Film producer stepson of Malaysian ex-PM charged with money laundering

Malaysia on Friday charged the Hollywood producer stepson of former prime minister Najib Razak with money laundering linked to state fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB).
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