Malaysia's former prime minister Najib Razak speaks to Reuters during an interview in Langkawi, Malaysia Thomson Reuters KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia's anti-graft agency has frozen bank accounts of the political party once led by former premier Najib Razak as part of its probe into beleaguered state fund 1Malaysia Development Bhd, media reported on Friday.
Former deputy prime minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi has an appointment today with Malaysia's anti-graft investigators, who are keen to seek his explanation on the alleged use of funds belonging to a foundation, sources told The Star newspaper. Police have also seized jewelry and valuables valued at more than 1.1 billion ringgit ($272 million) from properties linked to Najib.
The party is set to hold an election for party president on Saturday, after Najib stepped down as UMNO chief following the election defeat. The National Front coalition that UMNO headed has since broken up after many component parties left.
"I just finished giving my statement to the MACC surrounding the issue of 1MDB, and from what I understand, questioning that involves me is complete", said the newly elected Umno president. The new government has reopened investigations into 1MDB that were stifled under Najib's rule and has banned Najib and his wife from leaving the country.
Cash in 26 currencies was confiscated, besides 25 bags of gold, 12,000 items of jewellery, 567 luxury handbags, 423 watches and 234 sunglasses in the largest seizure in the probe so far, authorities said.
Why This Month's Blood Moon Is One That You Can't Miss Though concealed by the sun, the moon is still flecked with a few stray particles of light filtered through Earth's atmosphere. The " blood moon " is the longest total lunar eclipse of this century when the moon will be seen coloured in a reddish hue.
Dutch PM Tells Trump 'No!' and That He Is Wrong on Trade The Netherlands' leader will be at the White House amid trade tensions involving the United States and a number of allies. He said he wasn't "planning anything now" but if the WTO doesn't treat the USA properly, "we will be doing something".
Civil lawsuits filed by the US Department of Justice allege that almost $4.5 billion was misappropriated from 1MDB.
Najib has said the money was for election purposes and that it came from "genuine donations".
Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak had been interviewed for almost six hours by the MACC in its investigation into a former subsidiary of 1MDB.
"I think he will be brought to the court soon", Mahathir was quoted as saying on an official visit to Jakarta.
Meghan, Duchess of Sussex , and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex attend Royal Ascot Day 1 at Ascot Racecourse on June 19. In the meantime, we'll just have to enjoy the dozens of epic style moments she's sure to have award-winning or not.
If you block someone on Facebook, they can no longer see things you post, start a chat on Messenger, or add you as a friend. Affected users, nevertheless, are going to get a notification encouraging them to review their blocked list.
Colombia are expected to pack 30,000 yellow shirts into the arena, with just 3,000 England supporters likely to be in attendance. The status of Colombia playmaker James Rodriguez looms large over the contest.
A close-up of a packaged Amazon Prime item in the Amazon Fulfilment centre on November 15, 2017 in Peterborough, England. The website mostly focuses on Amazon's own brands like Amazon Essentials, Lark & Co, Daily Ritual and Goodthreads .
Train services of the Western Railway (WR) have been stopped after the bridge, built in 1971, collapsed, a railway official said. A western railway public relation officer reported that part of a road overbridge collapsed on tracks near Andheri Station.
Meeting likely to provoke criticism for USA leader amid probe into Russian interference in 2016 election. They fear he may cede too much during their first official summit on July 16 in Helsinki, Finland.
There is an optimism in the air that this time we won't exit the World Cup so embarrassingly, we might even go all the way. The midfielder is now back to full fitness and in contention to regain his starting place in Gareth Southgate's lineup.
He said: "This is more of a direct response to Aldi and Lidl, whose offers are heavily weighted towards own-brand". This followed a deal previous year between Casino and grocery e-commerce tech provider Ocado Group Plc (OCDO.L).
The device, that comes with Samsung's Super AMOLED display technology, is also available on Samsung online shop. Up front there's an 8-megapixel camera with f/1.9 aperture and features like "Selfie Focus" and "Beauty Mode".
Gmail messages 'read by third parties'
That means even non-users will find their private communications on Google servers, if they're communicating with a Gmail user. Google does little to police those developers, who train their computers-and, in.
Woman's Legs Amputated Following Bahamas Boat Explosion
A United States dancer placed in an induced coma after a boat explosion in the Bahamas will wake to find both her legs amputated. A GoFundMe campaign to assist with the Schaffer's medical and travel expenses has raised more than $80,000 as of Monday evening.
Switzerland snags a spot in the World Cup round of 16
And Ruiz was then denied the chance to end his worldwide career with a goal as his spot-kick flew in off Sommer's bonce. In the 2014 World Cup , Costa Rica exited unbeaten in open play after their first-ever quarter-final.
Senate leaders trade barbed words over Supreme Court
The 1973 Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion nationwide won't be overturned automatically, nor without a fight. West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin says it would be tough to support someone who would revamp the landmark decision.
EU Warns US Imposing Car Import Taxes Could Backfire
General Motors warned last week, for example, that retaliatory duties from other countries could force it to cut jobs in the U.S. So if you support Moog and their plight, remember this will affect most USA based synth manufacturers - please do what you can.
Wayne Rooney on joining last-place D.C. United
I never fancied going to London. "I need my own space to get away from things and this gives me a chance to do that". His new club are struggling in the Eastern Conference but his ambition is to be successful in the MLS .