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w fallout after Malaysia's stunning election win by the opposition. State media say a former anti-graft official has filed a report against ousted Prime Minister Najib Razak on suspicion of blocking probes into major corruption cases. They accuse Najib on halting investigations into cases involving both state fund I MDB and a government pension fund.
Najib's one-time mentor, Mahathir Mohamad, led the opposition to victory last week. He's vowed to look into corruption allegations during Najib's time in power.>> There are a lot of complaints against him that, all of which have to be Investigated.>> He also banned Najib from traveling overseas at the weekend after it was revealed the ex-PM had planned to fly to Indonesia.
Monday was also the first day of trading since the election, and investors dumped shares tied to Najib. One of the biggest losers, AirAsia Group, whose CEO, Tony Fernandes, endorsed Najib during the campaign. Add to that construction firms after Mahathir pledged to review big spending projects under Najib including those that would expand China's economic interests in Malaysia.
Meanwhile, Mahathir said on Sunday that Malaysia's controversial anti-fake news laws may actually stay. Mahati has slammed the laws that were introduced in the lead up to the vote after critics of the law said they were designed to hobble descent in the country. But in the wake of his stunning election win, Mahathir has said the laws will instead be given quote, proper definition, making it clear to what it in news outlets and social media posts would be considered fake.
Those aren't the only dramatic election promises playing out this week. Mahathir also said all efforts were being made to secure a royal pardon for his coalition partner, Anwar Ibrahim. They were once foes. Anwar is imprisoned on sodomy charge number two, charges which he says were politically motivated. According to his daughter, Anwar is set to be released on Tuesday.