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>> 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.
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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
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], 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.
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>> 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.
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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.
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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.