Malaysian minister: No travel restrictions on PM Najib

The Star/ANN

KUALA LUMPUR - There are no travel restrictions placed on Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, even with ongoing probes into 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB).

Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Seri Azalina Othman Said said there had been efforts by several parties to get international agencies to look into 1MDB.

"These efforts will not affect the Prime Minister's duties which demand him to make overseas trips.

"They are politically motivated to tarnish the image of the Prime Minister and affect confidence in the Government as well as foreign investors of the country's stability," she said in a written reply to Ng Wei Aik (DAP-Tanjong).

Ng had asked if Najib was facing problems travelling overseas, should more countries investigate 1MDB.

He also asked to specify if there were any countries that Najib was not permitted to visit, if any.