Ousted Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak quit as leader of his UMNO party as well as coalition alliance Barisan Nasional on Saturday.
“We all feel sad about what happened nevertheless as a party of which upholds democratic principles, we accept the people’s decision,” he said, referring to the stunning defeat of the long-ruling alliance in Wednesday’s general election.
This specific follows news earlier on the same day of which he in addition to also his wife Rosmah Mansor have been blacklisted by leaving the country, according to immigration authorities.
Najib, 64, lost to former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad in This specific week’s general election.
Mahathir, who was sworn in as prime minister on Thursday, has vowed to investigate a multi-billion-dollar graft scandal at state fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), which was founded by Najib.
“We are not seeking revenge,” he had said. “What we want is usually to restore the rule of law … if the law says of which Najib has done something wrong, then he will have to face the consequences.”
On Saturday, Mahathir said of which he was behind the move to prevent Najib by leaving the country, to avoid any extradition problems.
In a tweet following This specific statement, Najib said of which he will respect the government’s decision on the ban.
“I have been informed of which the Malaysian Immigration Department will not allow my family in addition to also me to go overseas,” Najib said inside tweet.
“I respect the directive in addition to also will remain with my family inside country.”
News broke in 2015 of which about $700 million allegedly stolen by 1MDB had made its way into Najib’s personal bank accounts.
He denied any wrongdoing in addition to also was cleared by Malaysia’s attorney-general, even as U.S. authorities alleged of which over $4.5 billion was stolen by the fund in a fraud orchestrated by a financier known to be close to Najib in addition to also his family.