Malaysian markets were closed and will reopen only on Monday, but overseas investors were nervous about the ouster of Prime Minister Najib Razak after a decade in office and the ringgit lost four percent in offshore trading.
Some economists raised concern his populist election promises could undermine economic prospects at an increasingly challenging time for emerging markets, despite hopes elsewhere he might revive his bold approach to economic management.
“By herself, she occupied no official position. However, she wielded considerable influence by reason of her overbearing nature,” Gopal Sri Ram, who leads the prosecution, said in his opening statement.
However, he joined hands with jailed political leader Anwar Ibrahim, his one-time deputy with whom he famously fell out 20 years ago, and together their alliance exploited public disenchantment over the cost of living and the multi-billion-dollar 1MDB scandal that had dogged Najib since 2015.
Hundreds of Malaysians lined the road leading to the palace, waving party flags and cheering. The Election Commission announced the result long before dawn and there was some consternation in the capital Kuala Lumpur over the time taken to swear in the new prime minister.
Chidambaram, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi – who were known to nurture diametrically opposite views on several issues were seen appreciating Raman Singh after the latter’s opening speech.
The glamorous cosmetics company owner (pictured) – who boasts a following of 381,000 fans on Instagram – was arrested by Thai immigration authorities on September 8 on the grounds that she allegedly entered the country illegally
Sitting in the dock behind her legal team, dressed in a green floral baju kurung, a traditional Malay long smock and dress, and wearing a headscarf, Rosmah appeared calm throughout the first day’s proceedings.
At a press conference after being sworn in, Mahathir reassured the financial community and said he would prioritise stabilising the economy and return billions of dollars lost in a graft scandal at state fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB).
Earlier on Thursday, Najib appeared to raise doubts that Mahathir would immediately take office because no single party had won a simple majority of seats in the 222-member parliament, and it would be up to the monarch to decide.
The 40-year-old from the small town of Haselau in north-west Germany was on a round-the-world trip with girlfriend Heike Dorsch, 37, when they anchored off the coast of the Polynesian island on September 1
As a transgender woman, she was given refugee status and allowed by Thailand to seek asylum in Australia. But in the eyes of the Malaysian authorities, Nur Sajat (pictured) is considered male, and under Islamic law, men cannot dress as women
Najib now faces dozens of graft and money laundering charges linked to the plunder of funds from sovereign fund 1Malaysia Development Bhd. During a break from one of his own ongoing trials, Najib came to see Rosmah, 67, on her first day in the dock.
Speaking to the BBC from Sydney, Nur Sajat (pictured) said she was forced to leave her country after being assaulted by officers from JAIS, the religious affairs department in the state of Selangor, which had brought the charges against her
She wore her hair partly pinned up with the remaining tresses cascading down her shoulders. She added to the glam hair-do with a massive maang tikka and earrings set in gold and emeralds. Completing the look were a gold floral bracelet and bracelet rin
The hunt has intensified on the paradise island of Nuku Hiva for Haiti, 31, whose knowledge of the bushland where authorities say he led his victim is unparalleled, giving him a huge advantage over his pursuer
Style icon Sonam was the showstopper for slot online gacor terbaik the first show and looked elegant and fresh in a textured orange crepe sari and sleeveless blouse teamed with a diamond, emerald, pearl and gold necklace and baju band
Nur Sajat, 35, as she prefers to be known, ran away from Malaysia to Thailand after she was charged with dressing as a woman at a religious event and insulting Islam, which she pleaded not guilty to, in an Islamic court in January.
KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 5 (Reuters) – The corruption trial of Rosmah Mansor, the wife of Malaysia’s former Prime Minister Najib Razak, began on Wednesday, with a prosecutor describing how she exerted “considerable influence” over government decisions.
The other cynosure of the evening was diva Chitrangada Singh, who walked the ramp in a maroon off-shoulder gown paired with a huge polki raani haar, earrings and cuffs. While the Rajasthani beauty looked charismatic as always with her high cheek bones and characteristic bangs, the red embroidered tulle dress didn’t do her justic
And as if star power wasn’t enough, couturier JJ Valaya added an extra edge of glamour with his latest range of formal ethnic wear that featured sari, lehengas and kurti combos. Two shows were held on the last day, showcasing one key look from each participating jewellery bran