In a series of early morning tweets, Najib said: "I will take a short break to spend time with my family whom I have not seen enough of in recent years".
"Even though we support freedom of press and freedom of speech, there are limits", Tun Dr Mahathir said in a live telecast on state TV.
The government will formulate an economic policy that restores investor confidence in Malaysia after the 1MDB scandal, Lim Guan Eng, who was named finance minister, said in a briefing on Sunday in Penang.
Malaysia's first two finance ministers after it became independent in 1957 were also ethnic Chinese, but since 1974, the post had been held by ethnic Malays.
Said Amir Fareed Rahim, analyst at the KRA Group: "The appointment of the three positions also signals the key priorities of the new Mahathir administration - namely, the economy, especially with dismantling GST; home affairs with the police, immigration; and defence". Mahathir and Deputy Prime Minister Wan Azizah Wan Ismail, the wife of his jailed ally Anwar Ibrahim, make up the rest of the cabinet. Ali declined to comment. He subsequently joined the opposition and handed his former camp an astonishing election defeat.
Anwar's daughter Nurul Izzah Anwar said Saturday her father would be released from prison on Tuesday.
No Holiday Ousted Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak (R) is hugged by Ahmad Zahid Hamid, former deputy prime minister, during a news conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia May 12, 2018.
Meanwhile, immigration authorities have issued an overseas travel ban on Najib, amid reports that the government is reopening investigations against him into a multi-billion-dollar scandal.
Chance for tropical development in the Gulf of Mexico
We will also continue to see a good coverage of scattered showers and storms through the rest of the week, including the weekend. The big impact will be the heavy rainfall, although that's not necessarily a bad thing since many areas have recently been dry.
His shock political comeback ended the National Front coalition's 60-year rule and swept aside incumbent prime minister Najib Razak (pictured below).
The latest drama unfolded on Saturday after reports emerged that Najib planned to fly to Indonesia with his wife in a private jet, prompting an angry crowd to gather at a local airport.
Senior police officers had earlier told Reuters they were acting after a complaint that a government vehicle had delivered dozens of boxes - made to carry designer handbags - to the apartment for Najib's wife, Rosmah Mansor.
Businessman Raja Singham, 49, who had tried to block the van from entering, said: "We have the right to know who is inside the auto, as a citizen I will fight for that".
Najib lost the election at least partly because of popular disgust over the 1MDB scandal.
The U.S. Justice Department says $4.5 billion was looted from 1MBD by associates of Najib between 2009 and 2014, including $700 million that landed in Najib's bank account and a $23 million pink diamond necklace bought for Najib's wife.
After the prices of petrol and diesel remained stable for the last almost 19 days it has been increased on Monday. Considering this, the price of petrol and diesel should have gone up by at least Rs. 2 per litre since April 26.
After 60 years of saving lives, James Harrison is finally retiring from his position as "the man with the golden arm". The disease is caused when the blood of the pregnant women starts to attack the blood cells of the unborn baby.
It says that the insurgents are based in Shan and the neighboring state of Kachin, and are demanding greater autonomy. He challenged the government statistics about the civilian toll from Saturday's violence, saying it was much lower.
Chinese world champion Gong Lijiao showed her class in women's shot put with 19.99m to win in front of the delighted home crowd. Danniel Thomas-Dodd of Jamaica took the silver at 18.70m and America's Raven Saunders finished third at 18.63m.
With Android P , Google is planning to unveil a lot of new feature under the Digital Wellbeing initiative. One will disable all notification sounds and vibrations in the YouTube program for a fixed amount of time.
Sullivan is leading the USA delegation in the absence of Trump , Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Following Trump's move, they said the United States can not be considered as a fair peace broker in the Middle East.
In other news, insider James Crawford sold 25,255 shares of the firm's stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, April 30th. On Friday, January 5 the stock of Patisserie Holdings plc (LON:CAKE) has "Buy" rating given by Peel Hunt.
Twitter, as expected, hailed the warrior who single-handedly ripped apart the best bowling line-up in the tournament . The new-man-in Suresh Raina, however, couldn't last long as he was dismissed by Sandeep Sharma for 2.
You can see the images for yourself below, but the current thinking is that it could be either Rage 2 or Starfield related. For all we know, Bethesda might be pulling off an elaborate prank just to get back at Walmart Canada's freakish listing.
Without access to foreign markets, the deal will essentially be over. Jake Tapper, the host of CNN's " State of the Union ", asked Bolton.
Lady Vols to host regional as 10th seed in NCAA Tournament
The victor of the regional in Tucson will move on to a Super Regional against the victor of the regional being hosted by UCLA. The Razorbacks made a run to the SEC Tournament semifinals in Columbia, Mo., this week, helping clinch the national seed.
5 year old girl attacked by bear in Grand Junction
A woman heard screaming outside at around 2.30am in East Orchard Mesa above the Colorado River corridor, the Denver Post reported. CPW officers were working with federal wildlife services personnel to track the bear, according to the news release.
Local law enforcement honored for service
Readings, roll call, songs, a 21-gun salute, along with a horse & caisson complete this somber military style service. I have the chance as your state representative to see our local law enforcement officers with a unique lens.
Neymar named France's player of the year
While he proved to be prolific in terms of goals and assists, he is set to finish the campaign on the sidelines with his injury. Alves limped off near the end of Tuesday's French Cup Final win over third-tier Les Herbiers.
Two critically injured in Co Offaly plane crash
According to Gardaí, an aircraft took off from Clonbullogue Airfield with 16 parachutists on board at 2.25pm on Sunday afternoon. A man and a 7 year old boy have been critically injured after a light plane crash near Edenderry this Sunday afternoon, May 13.
This year Ukraine celebrates Mother's Day on May 13
On the occasion of Mother's Day on Sunday, filmmaker Karan Johar says he is proud to be a mother to his children Roohi and Yash. Peruvians take Mother's Day celebrations seriously and have activities throughout the week leading up to the day.
Gazans rally near Israel border in blockade-busting campaign
For Israelis, Sunday was Jerusalem Day, an annual celebration of the "reunification" of the city following the 1967 Six-Day War. The death brought to 54 the number of Palestinians killed since clashes began on March 30, with hundreds of others injured.