LAST_UPDATETue, 17 Jul 2018 10pm

Here Are The Headlines For Today

The English reported that Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad had emphasised that charges will fall on the former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak if he is implicated in graft claims linked with the state investment fund 1MDB.

The Screws Tighten – As headlined by The Star, PM Mahathir is turning the screws on his beaten rival Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak over the 1MDB scandal as he told the ‘Wall Street Journal’ that plenty of information on misdeeds is pouring in.

PM: Najib To Be Charged – Mahathir added that he expects charges will be filed against the former Prime Minister for allegedly siphoning off hundreds of millions of dollars from 1MDB, as New Straits Times reported that Najib had previously denied any wrongdoings.

No Deal For Najib – Meanwhile, theSun underlined that prosecutors are building up a strong case against Najib, and stressed that there will be no compromise for the ousted Prime Minister.

‘We Will Be Able To Charge Him’Malay Mail frontpaged that Mahathir will also meet top government officials in efforts to probe all who may have abetted or benefitted from corruption at the state fund, whilst the newly declassified 1MDB audit report reveals mess in management.

Aside from highlighting news reports of Mahathir's comments that Najib is expected to be charged over the financial irregularities in 1MDB, the Malay dailies also reported on the Attorney General’s (AG) office was raided and the Deputy Prime Minister (DPM) emphasising that appointing Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim as Prime Minister had long been the goal.

Najib Akan Dituduh Selewang Wang: PM (PM: Najib Will Be Accused Of Siphoning Money) – Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad expects that Najib Tun Razak will be accused of siphoning hundreds of millions of United States dollars from the state investment fund, 1MDB, as reported by Berita Harian.

Najib Akan Didakwa (Najib Will Be Charged) – Meanwhile, Sinar Harian frontpaged that Mahathir assured that Najib will be charged in accordance to the crimes he committed.

Kes Untuk Dakwa Najib Semakin Hampir (Case To Implicate Najib Draws Closer) – As underlined by Kosmo!, Tun Dr Mahathir is confident that the public prosecutor will be able to build a strong case against Najib, which will implicate him in the 1MDB scandal.

Pejabat AG Diserbu (AG’s Office Raided)Utusan Malaysia highlighted that a team of police officers had raided the AG’s office, which was led by Malaysia’s Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harum and the Attorney General Datuk Engku Nor Faizah Engku Atek.

Jangan Terburu-Buru (Let's Not Be Hasty) – Wan Azizah commented that appointing Anwar Ibrahim as Prime Minister is not a hasty decision as she clarified with Harian Metro that it has always been the goal as part of their long term plan.

- Malaysian Digest