Tag: 1MDB scandal

Kylie Jenner books Jho Low’s former superyacht for her birthday bash

Petaling Jaya — Kylie Jenner is turning 22 and has chosen to celebrate her birthday on fugitive Malaysian businessman Jho Low's Equanimity super yacht. According to an initial report by TMZ, Kylie's chief of staff for her cosmetics brand has booked the yacht for a...

Jho Low’s lawyers try to prevent 1MDB-scandal film ‘The Kleptocrats’ from being aired

Petaling Jaya — According to the US-based The Hollywood Reporter (THR), lawyers for Malaysian fugitive financier Jho Taek Low, otherwise known as Jho Low, are asking various distributors and platforms to remove the movie The Kleptocrats from their catalogues. The film, a documentary about the...

2 alleged co-conspirators in 1MDB scandal jailed in Abu Dhabi

Kuala Lumpur—The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reported on June 16, Sunday, that two executives with ties to the massive 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) scandal have been jailed in Abu Dhabi due to financial crimes. Khadem Al Qubaisi, who used to be the head of Abu...

Rosmah was “the most powerful person in Malaysia” — says political cartoonist Zunar

Kuala Lumpur — One year to the day Malaysia voted out former Prime Minister Najib Razak, Middle Eastern media company Al-Jazeera released Malaysia: Power and Corruption, an investigation into corruption in Malaysia and the 1MDB scandal. In the video, noted Malaysian political cartoonist Zunar says...

Did Jho Low donate US$100,000 to US President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign?

‘Six degrees of separation’ is a long-standing popular theory that everyone, or everything, is just six social connections away from each other. A few weeks ago a report was published from a US-based non-government organization saying that former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak hired American...

Malaysia’s DPM expresses concern that a live broadcast of Najib’s trial will turn into a circus

Kuala Lumpur—While former Malaysian Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak said he is open to a live broadcast of his 1MDB trial, the country’s Deputy Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail, has said the matter is up to the courts, however,...

Jho Low cries ‘foul’ as Malaysian police seize S$5M three-story bungalow in Penang

Kuala Lumpur—On Saturday, March 23, the three-story bungalow worth S$ 5M reportedly belonging to fugitive Malaysian financier Low Taek Jho was seized by police. Mr Low immediately issued a statement on his website, saying that the notice of seizure was carried out as “yet...

Report reveals former Malaysian PM Najib hired US firms linked to Donald Trump to burnish image after 1MDB scandal

In a report published on Wednesday, March 20, the Center for Responsive Politics (CRP) alleged that former Malaysian Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak hired American companies linked to President Donald Trump in order to clean up his image in the wake of the...

Najib’s British PR adviser charged with money laundering, linked to 1MDB scandal

Malaysian ex-Prime Minister Najib Razak’s British media adviser and press relations consultant Paul Stadlen has been charged with two counts of money laundering amounting to S$4.98 million from June 2014 to August 2015. Mishcon de Reya, Stadlen's legal representatives, protested the "politically motivated" charges which they...

Najib attempts to delay 1MDB trial based on a technicality

The trial of Malaysia’s former Prime Minister, Najib Razak, over allegations of corruption and money laundering related to the 1MDB scandal is set to begin on Tuesday, February 12. However, on Monday, Najib’s lawyers have applied for a delay based on a technicality concerning...