Malaysia's ousted leader Najib blacklisted from leaving country

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, IndiaUpdated: May 12, 2018, 09:55 AM IST

File photo of Najib Razak. Photograph:(Reuters)

Ousted Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak and his wife Rosmah Mansor have been blacklisted from leaving the country, immigration authorities said on Saturday.

The statement by Malaysian Immigration Department was issued moments after the scandal-plagued former prime minister said in a Facebook post that he and his family were taking a holiday overseas starting from Saturday and would return next week.

Razak said on Twitter that he would take a short break to spend time with his family, hours after reports that his names was on the flight manifest of a private jet scheduled to leave for Jakarta on Saturday morning.

The manifest of the jet, which is scheduled to fly from an airport near Kuala Lumpur to the Indonesian capital at 10:00 a.m. (0200 GMT), names Najib and his wife as passengers, two sources and two media reports said earlier.

Najib has consistently denied any wrongdoing in connection with 1MDB.