Najib Razak


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Najib Razak

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Najib Tun Razak

(näjēb` to͞on rä`zäk), 1958–, Malaysian politician. A Malay, he is a member of a prominent political family, the son of Malaysia's second prime minister, Abdul RazakAbdul Razak,
, 1922–76, prime minister of Malaysia (1970–76). Elected to the national legislature in 1959, he was deputy prime minister and minister of defense from 1959 to 1970.
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, and the nephew of its third, Hussein Onn. Trained as an economist and a member of the United Malays National Organization (UMNO), Najib was elected to parliament at 22 and later served in several deputy ministerial posts. He tended to favor authoritarian policies and like his father advocated preferential treatment for Malays. Defense minister from 2004 to 2008 and finance minister from 2008, he also served as deputy prime minister under Abdullah Ahmad BadawiAbdullah Ahmad Badawi
, 1939–, Malaysian government official and politician. A graduate of the Univ. of Malaya (B.A. 1964) and the son of a prominent politician, he held a series of civil service posts, including deputy secretary general (1974–78) in the ministry of
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 from 2004. Electoral losses in 2008 forced Abdullah to resign his party leadership post in Mar., 2009; Najib succeeded him as party leader and, in Apr., 2009, as prime minister. In the 2013 elections, the UMNO-led coalition failed to win the popular vote for the first time, though it retained a majority in parliament. In office, he was intially a cautious reformer, but after the 2013 vote he reemphasized policies that favored Malays and suppressed dissent. His reputation was tarnished by a scandal involving hundreds of millions of dollars that were depositied into his accounts, but he was cleared by Malaysia's attorney general, who said that nearly $700 million was a legal Saudi donation (most of which was later returned) and that there was no evidence that Najib was aware of the millions a government-owned company deposited into his accounts. Former prime minister MahathirMahathir bin Mohamad
, 1925–, Malaysian political leader. A doctor by training, he first entered parliament in 1964 and rose in the United Malays National Organization (UMNO), but lost his seat and was expelled from UMNO in 1969 after criticizing Prime Minister Tunku Abdul
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 and other political leaders not aligned with Najib, however, called for him to resign.
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