Najib talks about 1MDB scandal, losing GE14 and Dr M
LANGKAWI, Malaysia (June 20): Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak sat down with Reuters reporters for his first sit-down interview since his shock May 9 election defeat, and talked extensively about the 1MDB scandal, the hundreds of luxury handbags and other assets seized from him by the Malaysian authorities, and how he is coping with the investigation.
See below for some of the highlights from the interview:
On the 1MDB scandal:
"I didn't benefit from 1MDB, because I believe that the 1MDB was created to do something good for the country.
(July 19): Ambassador Nikki Haley defended the U.S. decision to quit the United Nations Human Rights Council last month as a stand against “political corruption and moral bankruptcy” and the organization’s “anti-Israel bias.”
SINGAPORE (July 18): For the first time in ten years, Singapore Airlines (SIA) has reclaimed its No. 1 position as World’s Best Airline for Skytrax’s 2018 World Airline Awards, after moving up one spot from No. 2 in 2017’s edition of the awards to overtake Qatar Airways.
This marks the fourth time SIA has won the award’s top category, the last being in 2008.