Tag: 1MDB scandal

Latheefa Koya, Malaysia’s anti-corruption chief confirms resignation

Kuala Lumpur —Latheefa Beebi Koya, the head of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) who had headed the investigation into the multi-billion dollar 1MDB scandal, announced her resignation on Friday (Mar 6). Ms Latheefa had been appointed to the position of MACC head in June 2019....

Billion Dollar Whale co-author: Jho Low lived luxurious life in Bangkok, even after SG issued Interpol notice

The co-author of an exposé on Malaysia’s multibillion-dollar 1MDB scandal has been tweeting about the government of Thailand’s involvement in the scandal as well, in the wake of recent accusations from one of Thailand’s political parties of a 2014 “dark alliance” between the Malaysian...

Billion Dollar Whale author’s tweet saying Thai govt protected Jho Low goes viral

A tweet from Tom Wright, co-author of Billion Dollar Whale, concerning the Thai government’s protection of Malaysian fugitive financier Low Taek Jho has gone viral, with many netizens thanking Mr Wright for exposing the Thai government’s corruption and abuse. The 2018 book is about the...

1MDB scandal: Jho Low faces new charge of engaging in criminal conspiracy with former PM Najib

Kuala Lumpur—Fugitive Malaysian financier Low Taek Jho is now facing additional charges related to the 1MDB scandal. Mr Low, popularly known as Jho Low, is now being charged with engaging in criminal conspiracy with Najib Razak, the former Prime Minister of Malaysia, who is himself...

MACC Chief on Najib’s reaction to released recordings, “He has the right to do whatever he wants to do”

Putrajaya—After the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) made nine audio recordings public on Wednesday (Jan 8) involving conversations between former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak and other individuals, Mr Najib took to Facebook to show his dissatisfaction. Moreover, he called the release of the clips...

Jho Low tells ST he was the fall guy in 1MDB scandal

Singapore—In his first interview after almost four years, Low Taek Jho, the Malaysian financier at the heart of the country’s 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) scandal whose current whereabouts are unknown, told The Straits Times (ST) via email that he was a scapegoat in the...

Malaysian police chief can’t bring in Jho Low by Christmas because of ‘dishonest’ foreign authorities

Kuala Lumpur — The Malaysian police chief told journalists yesterday (Dec 23) that he would not be able to fulfill his promise to bring in fugitive financier Low Taek Jho, who is better known as Jho Low, by Christmas because of "dishonest" foreign authorities. Openly...

Where does Najib pointing the blame at Jho Low leave the fugitive businessman?

No one knows for exactly how long fugitive Malaysian financier Low Taek Jho or Jho Low's name will be in the air as he remains at large but recent developments suggest that the noose around him is tightening. And with former Malaysian Prime Minister...

Dr Mahathir: Malaysian govt working hard to bring Jho Low back

Singapore—Malaysian Prime Minister Dr Tun Mahathir Mohamad spoke to members of media on Thursday, November 7, on the matter of fugitive businessman Low Taek Jho (commonly known as Jho Low), who is wanted in the country due to investigations regarding his involvement in the...

Malaysian officials know where Jho Low is, aim to bring him back by December

Kuala Lumpur—Police in Malaysia said on September 25, Wednesday, that they are aware of the whereabouts of fugitive Malaysian banker Low Taek Jho, popularly known as Jho Low, and that they are confident that they will be able to bring him back to the...