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 National Front failed to win the popular vote for the first time, though it retained a majority in parliament. Intially a cautious reformer, but he reemphasized policies that favored Malays and suppressed dissent after 2013. His reputation was tarnished by a scandal involving hundreds of millions of dollars that were deposited 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 the subsidiary of 1MDB, a government-controlled development fund, 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, and in 2018 the National Front lost control of parliament to the Coalition of Hope, led by Mahathir. Subsequently, Najib was charged with a series of crimes relating to the 1MDB scandal.
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Malaysia's former prime minister Najib Razak arrives at the Parliament House in Kuala Lumpur in this file picture.
Rosmah Mansor, center, the wife of former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, arrives at the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) office in Putrajaya on Wednesday.
Najib Razak, qui fut Premier ministre de Malaisie de 2008 a 2018, a ete interpele mardi 3 Juillet par l'agence malaysienne anti-corruption dans le cadre de l'enquete pour detournements au detriment du fonds souverain [beaucoup moins que]1 Malaysia Development Berhad[beaucoup plus grand que] et, ce mercredi, un tribunal lui a signifie quatre chefs d'inculpation: les trois premiers pour [beaucoup moins que]abus de confiance[beaucoup plus grand que] et le quatrieme pour [beaucoup moins que]avoir accepte un pot-de-vin equivalent a 8,9 millions d'Euros[beaucoup plus grand que]; ce qui le rend, desormais, passible de vingt annees d'emprisonnement pour chacun desdits chef d'inculpation.
The 28-year-old translator was shot in the head by elite bodyguards for ousted Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak as she begged for her life and that of what she said was her unborn child after a whirlwind romance with Abdul Razak Bag-inda, then Najib's best friend and, according to French prosecutors, a participant with him in a giant scandal.
The 28-year-old translator was shot in the head by elite bodyguards for ousted Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak as she begged for her life and that of what she said was her unborn child after a whirlwind romance with Abdul Razak Baginda, then Najib's best friend and, according to French prosecutors, a participant with him in a giant scandal.
The electoral victory of Mahathir Mohamad, release of victorious opposition alliance's icon, Anwar Ibrahim, from the jail and the start of massive investigations into the corruption scandal of former Premier Najib Razak have literally put the already volatile Malaysian politics into new phase of swift twists and turns.
Ex-Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has been banned from leaving the country, immigration officials say.
Celebrating the historic victory at mass rally, Mahathir, 92, announced that King Muhammad V invited him to a swearing-in ceremony at the royal palace tomorrow Thursday to replace BN leader Najib Razak as prime minister.