Tag: Corruption

Malaysian Mindef land deals probed by anti-graft busters

Malaysia's Ministry of Defence (Mindef) is being probed for land swap deals spanning over 25 years with the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) confirming it is investigating at least 16 cases. MACC's chief commissioner Latheefa Koya said that due to the 25 years timeframe, and the fact that the deals involved multiple defence ministers...

Najib’s corruption trial called off again on account of conjunctivitis

Kuala Lumpur— The trial of former Prime Minister of Malaysia Datuk Seri Najib Razak was postponed on September 11 due to Mr Najib’s bout of conjunctivitis, making it the second time an eye infection has caused a postponement to legal proceedings. Before the trial started,...

Singapore returning millions linked to Malaysia scandal

Singapore is returning almost $40 million to Malaysia seized in connection with a massive financial scandal that played a major role in the toppling of the corruption-plagued government of Najib Razak, police said. The city-state is one of several countries that launched probes into allegations...

Najib deputy facing highest number of charges in Malaysia

Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi
Former Prime Minister Najib Razak's deputy, Ahmad Zahid Hamidi claimed trial to seven new charges of corruption involving S$4.24mil (about RM12.92mil) yesterday. He is now facing the most corruption charges with a longer list than his ex-boss Najib who is facing up to 42 charges. Accused...

Credit Swiss says Malaysia still taking stock of inherited ‘bad hand’

In a swipe over old Malaysia and comments on Malaysia Baru, S.J.W. Hagger, head of equities for Credit Suisse in Malaysia says Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng has done an excellent, though unpopular job in taking stock of inheriting a very ‘bad hand’. The report...

A ramadan mired in political clashes and and fresh revelations exposing PAS of corruption

It has not been a smooth Ramadan in Malaysia for many, but some stand out for their vow of silence while others pour oil on an already raging fire. The month started on a sombre note from the 'Islamic' state of Kelantan which ordered eateries...

Najib denies taking selfies in court, said he used phone only as a mirror

Kuala Lumpur — After Malaysian financial news site The Edge reported former Prime Minister “taking a selfie with a sad expression” while in court on Thursday, May 9, Datuk Seri Najib Razak denied this, saying he had only been using his phone as a...

Dr Mahathir came to fix Malaysia’s economy but corruption proves to be a bane

This week, Malaysia celebrates one year since the Pakatan Harapan government swept to power after it dislodged former Prime Minister Najib Razak in a tight electoral race. The new regime under the leadership of Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad set out to fix the broken economy and...

300 pages of documents related to corruption charges submitted to Rosmah’s defense team.

The prosecution team that brought charges against Rosmah Mansor, the wife of Malaysia’s former Prime Minister Najib Razak, has submitted all the pertinent documents regarding the case to the defense. Rosmah is facing two charges of corruption concerning solar energy projects in rural schools in...

Mahathir: corruption in M’sia’s civil service ‘very, very low’ since PH now in power

Malaysia’s Prime Minister Dr. Tun Mahathir Mohamad has had much to say about corruption in his country lately, from declaring in a television interview October that corruption is a thing of the past, to saying last week that corruption has become part of Malay...