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Jakarta Post

Former PM Najib Razak not on travel blacklist: Malaysian immigration

  • Rashvinjeet S. Bedi

    The Star/Asia News Network

Kuala Lumpur   /   Sat, May 12, 2018   /   09:23 am
Former PM Najib Razak not on travel blacklist: Malaysian immigration Former Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak of the Barisan National party coalition leaves after addressing the media at the party headquarters in Kuala Lumpur on May 10, 2018. Malaysia's veteran ex-leader Mahathir Mohamad, 92, won a historic election victory on May 10, in a political earthquake that toppled the country's scandal-plagued premier and ousted a regime that had ruled for over six decades. (AFP/Mohd Rasfan)

Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor have not been blacklisted from leaving the country, said the Immigration Department.

Immigration director-general Datuk Seri Mustafar Ali said that reports claiming that the former prime minister and his wife as being blacklisted were untrue.

"Both of them are not blacklisted," he told The Star Online on Saturday.

A news portal had reported that Najib and Rosmah were on a no-fly list, based on checks on the Immigration Department's Travel Status Enquiry System (SSPI) using their identity card numbers.

Najib had also posted on his Facebook page that he would be taking a short break to spend time with his family "whom I have not seen enough of in recent years".

This article appeared on The Star newspaper website, which is a member of Asia News Network and a media partner of The Jakarta Post