30 Jul '15, 8am

Malaysian first family engulfed by multi-billion dollar scandal

He has emerged as a major Hollywood film producer with multi-million property deals in Manhattan and Los Angeles since becoming close friends with a Malaysian playboy investor during their education in London. So who is Najib Razak? He’s the 61-year-old scion of Malaysian political royalty with UMNO, the Malay nationalist party that has ruled the country since independence from Britain in 1957. His father was the country’s second prime minister and his uncle its third. Mr Najib inherited his late father’s seat as an MP at 23 and later rose through the party ranks as chief minister of his home state and the serving in the Cabinet portfolios of education, defence and finance as well as deputy prime minister. It is an impressively lifelong dedication to public service that has coincided with his family becoming one of the country’s richest. His personal profile was low until ...

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