NAJIB RAZAK

  • MH17 bodies returned as Malaysia battles fallout August 23, 2014

    Kuala Lumpur: Carried by soldiers and draped in the national flag, coffins carrying Malaysian victims of Flight MH17 returned home Friday to a country still searching for those onboard another doomed jet and a government battling the political fallout of both tragedies. The bodies and ashes of 20 victims from the...
  • "Weeks or months" until Malaysian remains from MH17 can be returned home: PM July 24, 2014

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said on Thursday it might take "weeks or months" before remains of his compatriots who perished in the shooting down of a Malaysian airliner over Ukraine can be brought home. Malaysia, a majority Muslim country, had initially sought to have the remains returned by...
  • MH17: Modi writes to Malaysian PM, says outrage is justifiable July 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Expressing solidarity with Malaysia, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday wrote to his Malaysian counterpart saying the global outrage over the shooting down of aircraft MH17 was "justifiable" and India supports efforts to establish the exact circumstances of the incident. In a letter to...
  • MH17: Malaysia seethes in anger; family members want loved ones back home July 19, 2014

    There is collective national outrage in Malaysia over the shooting down of airliner MH17. Prime Minister Najib Razak and Malaysian Transportation Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai met mourning family members earlier on Saturday. Unfortunately, they could not concede to the request of the family members of bringing their loved...
  • Malaysian PM's grandmother amongst those dead in MH17 crash July 19, 2014

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak on Saturday confirmed that his stepgrandmother was on board Flight MH17 that was downed over Ukraine en route from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur. Siti Amirah, 83, was one of 44 Malaysians on board the Malaysia Airlines flight that was downed on Thursday killing all...
  • MH17 probe: Armed men deny full access to international monitors July 19, 2014

    Kuala Lumpur: A Malaysian disaster response team including two air accident investigators was due in Kiev on Saturday, after Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak appealed to Russian President Vladimir Putin to help them gain access to the MH17 crash site. Razak on Friday said that he spoke to Putin by phone...
  • Missing Malaysian plane: UK submarine joins in search April 2, 2014

    Perth: The prolonged search for the crashed airliner continued on Wednesday as a British nuclear submarine joined the multinational hunt in the Indian Ocean, ahead of Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak's visit. Razak will visit the RAAF Pearce air base - the departure point for the seven-nation search for the...
  • What we know, and still don't, on Malaysian plane March 24, 2014

    A summary of the questions answered, and still pending, about the disappearance of Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 after Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak's Monday announcement: What we know The plane crashed: Najib said satellite data showed the flight "ended in the southern Indian Ocean," confirming that the Boeing 777 that disappeared more...
  • Missing jet ended in southern Indian Ocean, no survivors: Malaysia March 24, 2014

    Kuala Lumpur: A new analysis of satellite data indicates the missing Malaysia Airlines plane crashed into a remote corner of the Indian Ocean, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said on Monday. The news is a major breakthrough in the unprecedented two-week struggle to find out what happened to Flight 370, which...
  • Missing jet's system disabled by someone deliberately: Malaysian PM March 15, 2014

    Kuala Lumpur: The Malaysian Prime Minister on Saturday hinted that the missing jet MH 370 could have possibly been hijacked. "Based on new satellite information, we can say that systems on the aircraft were disabled. These were the deliberate actions of someone on the plane," Prime Minister Najib Razak said. "Shortly...
  • Shutdown forces Barack Obama to cancel southeast Asia visits October 2, 2013

    US President Barack Obama has cancelled planned stops in the Philippines and Malaysia in his upcoming trip to Asia, due to the government shutdown at home, the White House said on Wednesday. Obama spoke by phone on Tuesday night with the Philippines' President Benigno S Aquino III and Malaysia's Prime Minister...
  • Malaysia coalition extends rule in tight election May 6, 2013

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia's governing coalition won a tight national election on Sunday to extend its 56year rule, fending off an opposition alliance that pledged to clean up politics and end racebased policies in Southeast Asia's thirdlargest economy. As counting went late into the night, the fractious multiracial opposition proved unable to...
  • Malaysian parties up the ante to get Indian votes April 28, 2013

    Kuala Lumpur: Ahead of general elections in Malaysia, the 950,000strong ethnic Indian community, mostly Tamils, is being wooed by both the ruling and opposition parties with catchy Tamil songs, pamphlets and online videos. Both sides are vying for the votes of ethnic Indians, which can play a crucial role in...
  • Malaysia says will not deprive other races: Reports December 20, 2007

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia will continue to help ethnic Malays increase their share in the nation's corporate equity, but will not deprive other races, the deputy prime minister said, according to a local media report. Malaysian affirmative action, also known as the Bumiputera ("sons of the soil") policy, aims at improving...