Tag: 1MDB

The Kleptocrats: Movie review

The 1MDB scandal is arguably one of the largest money heist in Malaysia, if not the world. It all began with Jho Low, his course mate Riza Aziz (stepson of former Prime Minister of Malaysia, Najib Razak) and subsequently Najib Razak, his wife Rosmah Mansor...

1MDB documentary The Kleptocrats now streaming on iwonder

Want to discover more about the 1MDB expose? The Kleptocrats, a movie about 1MDB, former Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak and Jho Low is now streaming exclusively on iwonder.com, an all-new video streaming platform that is now available in Singapore. The film has exclusive footage of...

Najib’s defence tries to shake up a witness on the stand in 1MDB court case

Former Prime Minister Najib Razak's lead counsel Muhammad Shafee Abdullah grilled a key witness in the 1MDB case at the High Court on Tuesday, trying to get him to change his statement on the stand. But the witness stood his ground, denying any attempt to implicate the former Malaysian...

IMDB mastermind Jho Low was in constant touch with Najib’s wife

The alleged mastermind of the 1MDB scandal Jho Low was in constant communication with ex-PM Najib Razak's wife and the fugitive businessman was always at private parties organised by the ex-PM or his wife. The High Court in Kuala Lumpur heard testimony from the former...

Malaysia should reconsider China-backed rail network mooted by Najib to cover 1MDB debts

Prime Minister-to-be Anwar Ibrahim yesterday said Malaysia should re-look into the controversial East Coast Rail Link, a project mooted by ex-PM Najib Razak to bail out the debt-laden 1Malaysia Development Bhd. The government of Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad gave the go-ahead to the ECRL project after...

1MDB Trial: Jho Low unofficial advisor to Najib and ‘very close’ to Rosmah

Kuala Lumpur—A close associate of former Malaysian Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak took the stand on Day 3 of the 1MDB trial on Tuesday, September 3, and described Mr Najib and his wife’s relationships with the fugitive banker at the heart of the...

“Boss will take care if any problems”, was the catch phrase Low Taek Jho would use to convince Najib’s aides to carry out orders

A witness testifying during the 1MDB scandal provided many details on the scandal but one thing that did not escape the public's attention were the tears and the sentiments of fear that the witness expressed if he did not carry out orders. Amhari Efendi Nazaruddin...

Elusive 1MDB mastermind was the ‘dealrainman’ with extraordinary powers

Elusive financier Low Taek Jho used random email addresses but one constant email address dealrainman1@gmail.com was often used, and perhaps it shows how lucrative the 1MDB deals were. The High Court in Kuala Lumpur today (Sept 3) heard that Low, or Jho Low, used the...

Government repays RM1.69 billion to pension fund for 1MDB loan

The Malaysian Finance Ministry said, to date, it made a payment of RM1.69 billion in principal and interest to the Retirement Fund Incorporated (KWAP). This is part of the RM4 billion borrowed from KWAP by the SRC International Sdn Bhd’s (SRC) of which ex-PM Najib Razak had an interest...

The world should learn from the grim reality behind Malaysia’s ‘soul searching’

After 62 years of independence and 61 years of one-party rule, a new Malaysia is coming out of the shadows with pain, acrimony and a disdain for the political class. Though we cannot compare the Malaysian experience with what happened in countries that brought down their own...