Ousted Malaysian PM Najib says will respect ban on travel overseas

Malaysia's Mahathir meets with king after stunning election win

This orders followed after the former Prime Minister shared a post on social media that his wife and he would be going on a week-long holiday overseas post his tragic defeat in general elections.

Najib also thanked his supporters who entrusted him as a leader and urged them to retain their confidence towards the party.

Mr Najib denies any wrongdoing.

A leaked flight manifesto shows Najib and his wife Rosmah Mansor were due to leave on a private jet on Saturday to Jakarta, fueling rumors he was fleeing the country to escape possible prosecution over a massive corruption scandal involving the 1MDB state fund.

When asked why only three out of 10 positions were announced, Mahathir said: "We can't say abracadabra and everything happens, it takes time", adding that several factors such as their qualifications, experience and views of the four parties in the coalition need to be taken into consideration.

"I respect this instruction and will stay in the country with my family", he said. As a white van with heavily tinted windows attempted to pass by, the crowd surrounded the van and demanded it be opened so they could see who was inside.

Finally, the vehicle was allowed to pass after the occupants rolled down the windows to prove Najib was not hiding inside.

US investigators say Najib's associates stole and looted $4.5 billion from the fund, with some $700 million landing in Najib's bank account and around $30 million used to buy jewelry for his wife.

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Mahathir's alliance, joined by jailed opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim, scored a stunning election victory Wednesday by ousting the coalition that had ruled Malaysia since independence from Britain in 1957.

Filings by the US Justice Department in a civil lawsuit indicated almost $30 million of the money stolen was used to buy jewellery for Rosmah, including a rare 22-carat pink diamond set in a necklace. He is a staunch Malay nationalist who could appeal to the country's biggest ethnic group, and whose years in power were remembered as a prosperous period in the country's history.

Second day in office, Mahathir announced appointments of senior ministers in the new Cabinet.

The royal pardon would mean he could return to politics straight away.

Mr Anwar, a former deputy prime minister, is serving a prison term for the politically-motivated charge of sodomy.

Wan Azizah Wan Ismail, president of Anwar's party and his wife, told AFP that the process to have him freed was already underway.

Dr Mahathir was prime minister for 22 years until 2003.

Anwar had served as deputy prime minister and finance minister in Mahathir's government and was seen as Mahathir's heir-apparent until he was sacked in 1999. "What we want is to restore the rule of law. if the law says that Najib has done something wrong, then he will have to face the consequences".

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