Tag: Corruption

How Najib and Rosmah took “Us against the world” to a whole new level

Words of Affirmation, acts of service, receiving gifts, quality time, and physical touch--of these five different love languages, it is easiest to see that where the love story of former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak and his wife, Rosmah Mansor, is concerned, "receiving gifts"...

Mahathir disagrees with Anwar on ministers giving out projects, says it is okay

Malaysian Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad says it is okay for ministers to award projects, which is in a stark departure from the Pakatan Harapan's philosophy, say coalition members. On Thursday, PKR leader Anwar Ibrahim met with Dr Mahathir to discuss a smooth transition...

Brave audit officer secretly kept 1MDB documents and covertly taped a 1MDB meeting

National Audit Department (NAD) staff, Nor Salwani Muhammad secretly kept one of the 60 copies of the original 1MDB audit report and this helped preserve evidence of modifications to the report, the Kuala Lumpur High Court heard yesterday. The report was prepared in 2016 and...

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...