Malaysian PM: Communication 'deliberately' disabled on missing flight

Malaysian PM: Communication 'deliberately' disabled on missing flight

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, March 15 (UPI) -- Communication systems on the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 were "deliberately" disabled by someone on the plane, the prime minister of Malaysia says.
Malaysian PM: Malaysia Airlines flight disappearance deliberate [VIDEO]

Malaysian PM: Malaysia Airlines flight disappearance deliberate [VIDEO]

March 15 (UPI) -- Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak refocuses investigation on flight and crew, and redirects search area.
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Search continues for missing Malaysian airliner

HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam, March 8 (UPI) -- The search area for a missing Malaysia Airlines passenger plane widened Saturday after two oil slicks were discovered in the South China Sea.

Malaysia lauds energy ties to Canada

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said strong energy ties to Canada are a reflection of "friendly relations" between the two governments.

Malaysian P.M. confirms sedition act is to go

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, July 3 (UPI) -- Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak says he will honor his pledge made last year to abolish the controversial Sedition Act but warns protesters against destabilizing the country.

State of emergency due to haze declared in Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, June 23 (UPI) -- Malaysian Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak on Sunday declared a state of emergency due to haze for the districts of Muar and Ledang in Johor.

Asia needs 'energy settlement'

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, June 11 (UPI) -- Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has called for a "comprehensive energy settlement" for the Asia-Pacific region.

Malaysian police arrest opposition leaders

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, May 24 (UPI) -- Malaysia's deputy prime minister said there was no government interference in the case and arrest of three opposition leaders and an activist this week.

Malaysia's election results stand firm

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, May 10 (UPI) -- Malaysia's election results will stand despite protests that brought thousands of Malaysians onto the streets and filled a football stadium.

Malaysia's government hangs onto power

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, May 6 (UPI) -- Malaysia's re-elected Prime Minister Najib Razak said his government will embark on a national reconciliation program after polling results showed voting along racial lines.

Malaysians take to voting booths for general elections

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, May 5 (UPI) -- General election voting began Sunday in Malaysia in what polls indicated to be the closest election in the country's history.

Malaysia calls general elections for May 5

PUTRAJAYA, Malaysia, April 10 (UPI) -- Some 13 million people are eligible to vote in next month's general elections in Malaysia, election officials said Wednesday in announcing the dates for voting.

Malaysia set for elections

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, April 3 (UPI) -- Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak dissolved Parliament Wednesday, readying the country for what could be hard-fought general elections.

Thai peace talks begin amid more violence

BANGKOK, March 29 (UPI) -- Tentative peace talks between government representatives and Muslim rebels began in Malaysia amid continued violence in southern Thailand that killed three security force members.

Malaysia attacks Sulu group by land, air

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, March 5 (UPI) -- Malaysian fighter jets and troops Tuesday attacked a band of Filipino gunmen trying to recreate an extinct sultanate on the island of Borneo, officials say.
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Dato' Sri Haji Mohd. Najib bin Tun Haji Abdul Razak (born 23 July 1953) is the sixth and current Prime Minister of Malaysia. He previously held the post of Deputy Prime Minister from January 7, 2004 until he succeeded Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi as Prime Minister on April 3, 2009. Najib is President of the United Malays National Organisation (UMNO). He is the son of Malaysia's second prime minister, Tun Abdul Razak.

Najib succeeded Abdullah at a time after his ruling coalition, Barisan Nasional lost its long held two-thirds majority in parliament to the opposition lead by former Deputy Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim in the 2008 parliamentary election. Since then Najib has tried to build a moderate image for himself and the UMNO through the 1Malaysia campaign.

Najib, became the sixth Prime Minister of Malaysia on 3 April 2009. Najib entered office with a focus on domestic economic issues and political reform. On his first day as Prime Minister, Najib announced as his first actions the removal of bans on two opposition newspapers, Suara Keadilan and Harakahdaily, run by the opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim-led People's Justice Party and the Pan Islamic Party, respectively, and the release of 13 people held under the Internal Security Act. Among the released detainees were two ethnic Indian activists who were arrested in December 2007 for leading an anti-government campaign, three foreigners and eight suspected Islamic militants. Najib also pledged to conduct a comprehensive review of the much-criticized law which allows for indefinite detention without trial. In the speech, he emphasized his commitment to tackling poverty, restructuring Malaysian society, expanding access to quality education for all, and promoting renewed “passion for public service.” He also deferred and abandoned the digital television transition plan of all free-to-air broadcasters such as Radio Televisyen Malaysia.

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