Former PM Najib, wife banned from leaving Malaysia

ImageMahathir Mohamad 92 at a news conference in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia

Najib said on social media earlier in the day that he was planning to take a short vacation to spend time with his family.

Mahathir confirmed that he prevented Najib from leaving. Billions of dollars were reportedly siphoned off from 1MDB.

Some of that money is alleged to have ended up in Najib's personal bank account. He has said the funds were a donation from the Saudi royal family and was later cleared by Mr Apandi of any wrongdoing.

But the new prime minister said on Sunday: "Even though we support freedom of press and freedom of speech, there are limits".

Daim also said the council will be use the government-linked funds and companies to review projects and contract and other issues like toll roads.

"I am not sure how many will be restricted... not only Najib and Rosmah. the Immigration Department has been informed that there are those who are not allowed to fly out".

On Thursday, Mahathir Mohamad was sworn in as Malaysia's new prime minister, becoming the world's oldest elected leader at 92. The announcement came after calls from the organization, the linchpin of the coalition, for Najib to resign.

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Mr Najib was banned from leaving the country on Saturday after he said he would take a short break overseas to consider his future. He said some people were anxious about him taking the "bold" step but added: "I'm already 69 years old. God willing, [the United Malays National Organization] will continue to live".

Lim was one of three ministers announced by Dr Mahathir yesterday, three days after the PH coalition swept to power in a stunning win at the general election.

Anwar had served as deputy prime minister and finance minister in Mahathir's government and was seen as Mahathir's heir-apparent until he was sacked in 1999.

Meanwhile, Mr Matathir's former political foe Anwar Ibrahim, 70, who was jailed in 2015 on charges of sodomy, is set to be released after the country's king agreed to pardon him.

Anwar's daughter and a member of Parliament, said that the board was expected to rule that there had been a miscarriage of justice and that her father was innocent. He is the first ethnic Chinese to hold the post in 44 years in a country that has to manage tensions between the majority Malay group and minorities, and where economic advantages are given to ethnic Malays.

In addition to naming Lim Guan Eng, a former state chief minister, as finance minister, Mahathir also named former Deputy Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin as home affairs minister and Mohamad Sabu as defence minister.

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