Najib’s graft-tainted party, the United Malays National Organisation (UMNO), clinched the premiership last month after it was ousted from power three years ago over a multi-billion dollar scandal.
Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has not ruled out seeking re-election to parliament within the next two years, he told Reuters in an interview, undeterred by a corruption conviction that would block him from running.Speaking to Reuters on Saturday, Najib challenged his disqualification saying: “It is subject to interpretation.”
“It depends on interpretation in terms of the law, the constitution and whatever happens in court proceedings,” Najib said.Asked if he would contest the next elections due by 2023, he said: “Any politician who would want to play a role would want a seat in parliament.”
Opponents had expressed fears that party leaders facing charges could secure leniency once back in control.READ MORE: Malaysian ex-PM Najib sentenced to 12 years jail for abuse of power1MDB scandalNajib, who served as premier for nine years until 2018, was found guilty of corruption last year and sentenced to 12 years in jail over one of many cases over the misappropriation of funds from now-defunct state fund 1MDB. headtopics.com
He has denied wrongdoing and has appealed the verdict.He is still a member of parliament but the constitution bars him from contesting elections unless he gets a pardon or a reprieve from the country’s monarch. Read more: TRT World »
Hubble Finds Evidence of Water Vapor in One Hemisphere of Europa
NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope observations of Jupiter’s icy moon Europa have revealed the presence of persistent water vapor – but, mysteriously, only in one hemisphere.
Convicted felon Being a politician must be easy. You steal millions from the people and still got the chance to be elected as leader by the said people To steal more
Iran's fuel shipments violate Lebanon's sovereignty -PMLebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati said Iranian fuel shipments imported by the Hezbollah movement constitute a breach of Lebanon's sovereignty, according to comments published by his office. PLUS people keep buying fuel in depreciated Lebanese Lira and sell it in Syria in dollars, one of the reasons for the fuel shortage😭😭 Shut up dude....no sovereignty for Lebanon A shipment of free fuel to let people live would be a 'disrespect of sovereignty'? The PM of Lebanon Najib_Mikati should go to those people and say 'don't use that fuel to cook!'. 😂😂😂😂😂😂 March8Alliance General_Aoun
Lebanon PM: Hezbollah's import of Iran fuel violates country's sovereigntyNajib Mikati says he is not worried about possible US sanctions 'because the operation was carried out without the involvement of the Lebanese government.' Never in my 6 years of intensive historical studies in the most resourceful, prestigious & most rewarding academic institute in the world; did I come across an ethnic/religious majority being humiliated & disoriented such as Sunni Muslims during the past 18 years (Late Antiquity)
Australian PM rejects Chinese criticism of nuclear sub dealAustralian PM Morrison rejects Chinese criticism of Australia's new nuclear submarine alliance with the U.S. and says he doesn’t mind that President Biden might have forgotten his name. Bahaha 🤣 it’s officially 🤡 world
The Latest: Pakistani PM to prod Taliban on inclusive govtTHE LATEST: Afghanistan’s Taliban rulers have replaced the women’s ministry with an all-male “vice and virtue ministry' tasked with enforcing the group’s rigid interpretation of Islam. When will america/United nations look into GÉNOCIDES being committed right now in south east Nigeria,GÉNOCIDES being committed by the confirmed terrorist président Britain rigged in because of FREE OIL&gas When will the world make Nigeria priority ist When we're all dead😡😡😡😡
Japan PM candidates differ on same-sex, women rights issuesCandidates to become Japan's next prime minister all said they would have better policies to fight the pandemic and reduce the income gap during television debates on Friday, but they were split on diversity issues from same-sex marriage to married couples having separate surnames. thanks isn't japan supposed to be progressive? Shit is nonsense as fuck. They all in same group and we don’t have any right to vote for these wack ass politicians. They know olympic failed with Covid and showing this race all day on TV to make us look away from the reality. Know what? Same as China but with dumb politicians.