Former Malaysian prime minister is barred from leaving country

Kuala Lumpur, The Malaysian authorities said Najib Razak, the prime minister who was ousted in elections this week, and his wife were barred from leaving the country as a leaked flight plan stirred suspicion that they were planning to flee.

The Immigration Department of Malaysia said Saturday in a post on its Facebook page that Najib and his wife, Rosmah Mansor, had been placed on a blacklist that prevented them from leaving the country.

He wrote on social media that he had been told of the government order, and that he would respect the decision.

Source: Jordan News Agency