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Jet Saturday: Najib and Year Grip

jet saturday: Najib had said on social media earlier in the day that he was planning to take a short vacation to spend time with his family, according to CTV. The immigration department, which initially said there was no travel ban, later issued a statement to say Najib and his wife had been blacklisted from leaving the country. A leaked flight manifesto showed that Najib and his wife, Rosmah Mansor, were due to leave on a private jet Saturday to Indonesia's capital, Jakarta, fueling rumours that he was bolting the country days after a shocking electoral defeat that ended his coalition's 60-year grip on power. Mahathir confirmed that he prevented Najib from leaving. U.S. investigators say Najib's associates stole and laundered 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. He said there was sufficient evidence for an investigation into Najib regarding the massive corruption scandal involving the 1MDB state fund that Najib set up and is being investigated in the United States and other countries. ( As reported in the news.