>> Malaysia's former Prime Minister Najib Razak has been banned from leaving the country. He resigned as party president on Saturday and said in a Facebook post that he and his family were taking a week long holiday to rest after a thumping defeat in Wednesday's general election. But minutes later, immigration authorities issued an overseas travel ban on him and his wife.
Malaysia's newly elected Prime Minister, 92 year old Mahathir Mohamed, says he was behind the ban.>> There a lot of complaints against him, all of these have to be investigated and because of the complaints
], and we find that some of the complaints are valid. We have to act quickly because we don't want to be saddled with a problem of extradition from our country.
>> Mahathir who was the country's Premier for 22 years returned to politics after a feud with Najib. Ex-Prime Minister Najib has been accused of stealing $700 million from a state investment fund in 2015. He denied all wrongdoing and was later cleared of the charges. Mahathir has now sacked the Attorney General who took that decision.
Two sources told Reuters on Friday that he plans to re-open a probe into the scandal. And in a final twist to the country's election drama, the jailed Malaysian leader Anwar Ibrahim will be released on Tuesday. According to his daughter, once a foe of the new Prime Minister, Anwar was arrested in 2015 on charges of sodomy.
The veteran politician says those charges were politically motivated. Mahathir says all efforts are being made for his release along with the full royal pardon from the country's monarch.