Former Malaysia Prime Minister Najib Razak has said today that he would conform to the ban which bars him to leave the country (Malaysia). Earlier, the Malaysian prime minister announced on Facebook that he was going abroad for a short holiday with his family and he would be returning the next week.
But, moments later, the immigration department announced on its Facebook page that Najib Razak and his wife, Rosmah Mansor, were ordered not to leave Malaysia.
‘I have been informed that the Malaysian Immigration Department would not allow my family or myself to go abroad,’ the former prime minister said in a tweet after the announcement of the ban. ‘I respect the directive and I will stay with my family in the country,’ he added.
Earlier reports said that the names of the former head of government and his wife were on the list of passengers on a private plane that was due to take off from an airport near the Malaysian capital, Kuala Lumpur to Djakarta, Indonesian at 10:00 am (0200 GMT). The former head of government and his wife were apparently the only two passengers.
Najib Razak lost Wednesday`s parliamentary elections against Mahathir Mohamad. The new Prime Minister, who has held this position for 22 years between 1981 and 2003, has promised an investigation into the multi-billion-dollar corruption case against Malaysian sovereign wealth fund Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), which was founded by Najib Razak.
However, he has always denied any illegality in connection with 1MDB.