Malaysia’s Mahathir says ‘democracy is dead’ under PM Najib’s rule

By Reuters 

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Malaysia’s former leader Mahathir Mohamad launched a scathing attack on Prime Minister Najib Razak on Monday, saying democracy in the country is dead and that he should be questioned by police about the country’s troubled state fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad.

Najib has been under growing pressure over accusations of financial mismanagement at the fund, known as 1MDB, and his leadership of Malaysia’s faltering economy.

Last month he sacked his deputy, Muhyiddin Yassin, replaced the country’s attorney general and transferred officers involved in an investigation into 1MDB.

He has also suspended two of the country’s newspapers and blocked access to a website, Sarawak Report, that has been reporting on the graft scandal.

“Democracy is dead. It is dead because an elected leader chooses to subvert the institutions of government and make them his instruments for sustaining himself,” Mahathir said, writing on his personal blog.

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