Najib, Trump meet to discuss terror fight

Najib There's more freedom in M'sia now

Appearing with Mr Trump at the White House, Mr Najib said he would like to invest in Mr Trump's infrastructure programme.

The news was disclosed through the official page of the White House.

According to Trump's schedule posted on his personal Facebook page, the meeting with Najib is the fourth agenda on the United States president's list today.

The Malaysian Embassy would not confirm to the outlet that Najib and his contingent spent the night at the hotel, where the "Trump Townhouse" suite goes for more than $18,750 per night.

Malaysia's prime minister visits President Donald Trump at the White House on Tuesday seeking a dose of legitimacy amid a US Justice Department investigation into his finances.

Prime Minister Najib founded the fund, which is facing money laundering probes in at least six countries including the United States, Switzerland and Singapore.

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said later Tuesday that she was "not aware" of the corruption accusation coming up during Trump's conversations with Najib.

"We are committed to 25 planes of the 737 Max-10, plus eight 787 Dreamliners and there is a strong probability, not possibility" of the purchase of an additional 25 737 Max-10 jets, Najib told Trump.

Malaysia is situated at an important shipping channel, the Straits of Malacca, making it an important ally to both China and the US.

The prime minister will also meet with members of the Senate Committee on foreign relations later Tuesday afternoon.

Najib stressed the key for the United States "to win the hearts and minds of the Muslim world" is to support 'moderate and progressive Muslim regimes and governments around the world, ' such as Malaysia's 'because that is the true face of Islam, that is the authentic face of Islam'.

"For if America wishes to find a partner for peace, for prosperity and for security in the coming decades of the 21st century, it will find a staunch and steadfast friend in Malaysia", Mr Najib said in conclusion. Razak denies any wrongdoing. The US media criticised Mr Trump for hosting a premier linked to kleptocracy investigations by the Department of Justice and accused of authoritarian rule.

Malaysia Airlines Bhd. agreed in 2016 to buy 25 Boeing 737s, with an option to buy another 25, in a deal estimated at $5.5 billion.

According to the Justice Department, people close to Najib stole billions of dollars, and the federal government is working to seize $1.7 billion it says was taken from the fund to buy assets in the US.

A senior USA official acknowledged it was unusual to meet with Najib while 1MDB was under regulatory scrutiny.

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