Rappler's latest stories on Najib Razak
Najib Razak has now been hit with 38 charges since losing power, most of them related to allegations that he and his cronies plundered vast sums from sovereign wealth fund 1MDB
Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, a former deputy premier and ally of scandal-mired ex-leader Najib Razak, is accused of crimes that include accepting bribes to award government contracts and money-laundering
(UPDATED) Rosmah Mansor, wife of former prime minister Najib Razak, is released on bail after spending the night in detention at the office of the country's anti-corruption agency
(UPDATED) Rosmah Mansor, the wife of Malaysia's former prime minister Najib Razak, is apprehended by the Anti-Corruption Commission
Officials are said to be in the final stages of investigating Rosmah Mansor over the alleged looting of state fund 1MDB and she could reportedly be charged soon
Najib is accused of abusing his position to receive funds totally 2.3 billion ringgit ($555 million) between 2011 and 2014
The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission says it had detained Najib as part of its investigations into the fund and 'the entry of 2.6 billion ringgit ($628 million) into his personal account'
Shafee Abdullah is slapped with 4 money laundering charges at the Sessions Court, where he pleaded not guilty and was released on bail
The move is seen as a key step in trying to get Low Taek Jho, who allegedly played a central role in plundering state fund 1MDB, extradited to Malaysia to face justice
The projects include a railway connecting Malaysia's east coast to southern Thailand and Kuala Lumpur, and two gas pipelines
Najib Razak pleads not guilty to 3 counts of money laundering. He faces up to 15 years in jail for each charge.
(UPDATED) Equanimity belongs to Jho Low, an international financier who allegedly played a central role in the 1MDB controversy that has engulfed former prime minister Najib Razak
The Cayman Islands-registered Equanimity is worth $250 million and was bought by a former unofficial adviser of the 1MDB investment fund
Zunar says he would not be 'absolutely happy until the government abolishes the Sedition Act'
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(3rd UPDATE) The first ex-premier in Malaysia to appear before a judge, Najib Razak pleads not guilty to 3 counts of criminal breach of trust and a separate charge that he abused his position to pocket 42 million ringgit
(3rd UPDATE) Najib Razak will be charged Wednesday, a taskforce set up to probe wrongdoing at state fund 1MDB says in a statement, adding he was apprehended 'at his home'
'I think this is the biggest seizure in Malaysian history,' says Amar Singh, the police's head of commercial crime investigations
Mongolian Altantuya Shaariibuu was shot dead and her body blown up with military-grade plastic explosives near Kuala Lumpur in 2006.
'We will be friendly with China, but we do not want to be indebted to China,' says Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad
(UPDATED) Muhammad Ibrahim is the latest leading public figure to either quit or be forced from his post after the return to power of Mahathir Mohamad
(UPDATED) The ousted leader arrives at the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission headquarters in the administrative capital of Putrajaya, walking through a scrum of about 100 journalists
The special task force will be charged with seizing back assets and pursuing legal action against those suspected of breaking the law in relation to the fund
The scandal-tainted Malaysian leader says the money and luxury items seized were gifts from friends and cash donations for his election campaign
Malaysia's new government vows to investigate the unresolved scandals involving its former prime minister, including the mysterious killing of his mistress
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Officers remove Hermes, Birkin and Louis Vuitton bags as part of a trove whose value they say they cannot yet estimate because of its sheer volume
The election dramatically reversed Anwar's fortunes, from prisoner to presumptive successor to 92-year-old Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad
(UPDATED) Najib Razak's lawyer Harpal Singh Grewal says his client views the search as 'harassment'
Malaysian former Prime Minister Najib Razak quits as head of Barisan National coalition and United Malays National Organization
Former Primer Minister Najib Razak says he respects the travel ban decision
Rumors fly that Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak will leave the country in the wake of a possible financial scandal investigation
(UPDATED) Mahathir Mohamad has previously said he would likely remain prime minister for two to 3 years, before transferring power to Anwar Ibrahim
(UPDATED) Mahathir's opposition alliance scores a shock win at the polls to break the grip on power of the Barisan Nasional coalition, which has governed Malaysia uninterrupted since its birth as an independent country in 1957
In a win that overturns decades of dominance by the country's main coalition, Mahathir has secured an unlikely second act in the twilight of his political career
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(UPDATED) Mahathir Mohamad called for his inauguration to take place by 5 pm on Thursday, May 10
(UPDATED) But Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak does not make a clear concession, adding that it is up to the nation's king to decide who will become the next prime minister as no single party won a majority parliament
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Mahathir Mohamad's opposition alliance ends the long hold on power of the Barisan Nasional coalition, which has been in power in Malaysia since its birth as an independent country in 1957
The ruling Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition has so far won 34 parliamentary seats, while opposition alliance Pact of Hope was on 40, according to a count on the website of the pro-government Star newspaper
(UPDATED) As polls opened, some opposition leaders claimed their phones were flooded with spam calls from abroad to hamper their communications
The unlikely Anwar Ibrahim-Mahathir Mohammad partnership is one of the most remarkable aspects of a gruelling campaign for an election many expect to be one of the Malaysia's closest ever
The optimism has been triggered by the decision of 92-year-old former leader Mahathir Mohamad, a champion of the country's Muslim Malays, to run as the opposition's prime ministerial candidate
Najib's ruling coalition has governed Malaysia since independence from Britain in 1957 but is facing a tough test at the polls due to a challenge from a former insider – veteran ex-premier Mahathir Mohamad – and the 1MDB financial scandal
The 11-day campaign is formally under way, with 222 parliamentary seats up for grabs
Mahathir, who led Malaysia for over two decades, has been spurred out of retirement aged 92 to take on Najib Razak by allegations the premier was involved in an audacious scheme to plunder state fund
The poll date announced by the election commission – May 9 – has sparked fury among the opposition who claims a weekday election was deliberately chosen to keep turnout low, favoring Prime Minister Najib Razak