KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – The Malaysian authorities said Najib Razak, the prime minister who was voted out of office this week, and his wife could not leave because a leaked flight plan made them suspect they were fleeing. 19659002] Mr. Najib faces a possible investigation into billions of dollars of corruption accused of accounting for US $ 731 million from a government investment fund he once ran.
He wrote on social media on Saturday that he was told that he and his family should not have left the country and that he respected this decision.
He has previously denied any misconduct related to 1MDB.
Malaysiakini, a news Web site, quoted a source close to Mr. Najib, the first said Prime Minister and his wife, Rosmah Mansor, were planning a two-day trip On Saturday, however, a crowd of journalists and journalists gathered at Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah airport who were apparently leaving on a private plane and part of the crowd was looking into the arriving vehicles, but there were No indication that Mr. Najib and his wife were present
Mahathir, who served as Prime Minister from 1981 to 2003, said that any wrongdoing in connection with 1MDB would be investigated, including whether the Attorney General or the Anti-Corruption Commission should investigate the Allegations were not fully prosecuted.
"Our intention is to be for people too who have shown an inclination to corruption or have committed known crimes " Mr. Mahathir said on Friday.
Rick Paddock and Sharon Tan contributed contributions from Kuala Lumpur.