But local media outlets quoted police officials saying a raid was under way over allegations that billions were plundered from a state investment fund. Najib’s once all-powerful ruling coalition, which had governed Malaysia for six decades, was stunningly ousted in elections last week. Jailed Malaysian leader Anwar Ibrahim walks free after royal pardonThe unexpected result has been blamed in large part on public anger over the scandal involving the fund, called 1MDB. Najib established the fund and is accused of deep involvement in the looting. He has ordered that Najib, his wife Rosmah Mansor, and others linked to 1MDB be barred from leaving Malaysia pending investigations.
Source: The Express Tribune May 16, 2018 18:11 UTC