Tag: Najib Razak

Najib seeks a last-minute postponement of yet another 1MDB case

Malaysian ex-PM Najib Razak, accused of committing an offence at the Complex of the Prime Minister's Department, Federal Government's Administrative Centre, Putrajaya between Feb 22 and Feb 26, 2016 and using his position to order amendments to the 1MDB final audit report, is seeking a...

Will Najib see jail time?

Now that the axe has fallen, albeit a little closer on former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, the question is, will he see jail time? The Kuala Lumpur High Court had ruled, this week (Nov 11), that Najib has a case to answer in all...

Mahathir is surprised that Najib is shocked about entering his defence in corruption case

Malaysian Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad expressed surprised at ex-PM Najib Razak's 'shocked expression' that he had to enter his defence on seven charges in the 1MDB-linked SRC International trial. “I am shocked that he is shocked." Dr Mahathir said this after the media asked...

Najib in shock at having to enter defence on corruption charges

Najib Razak, the former Prime Minister of Malaysia, was in shock that he was not acquitted of all charges in the SRC International Sdn Bhd case with the KL High Court ordering him to enter his defence. His lawyer Muhammad Shafee Abdullah said Najib thought he would be acquitted of all seven...

US Justice close to recovering US$1b from accused 1MDB mastermind

The US Justice Department said it is close to recovering US$1 billion from Jho Low, the fugitive alleged mastermind in the 1MDB global scandal. The Wall Street Journals said yesterday, the DOJ is closer to a civil-forfeiture settlement with Jho Low in the multi-billion dollar fraud. The...

Najib’s lawyer said it was like asking a fox to take care of a chicken in Jho Low’s role in 1MDB scandal

In the criminal trial of former Malaysian prime minister Najib Abdul Razak involving the alleged abuse of power and money laundering of 1MDB funds, defence lead counsel Muhammad Shafee Abdullah likened fugitive financier Jho Low to a fox taking care of a chicken. The lawyer made 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...

Najib paid himself RM120k as 1MDB board chairman

Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak set, approved and paid himself remunerations of RM120,000 annually as the chairman of 1Malaysia Development Bhd's (1MDB) board of advisors. He received the money for his role in the debt-laden company while he has always denied any knowledge of the transactions the company...

Defence says fugitive 1MDB mastermind Jho Low will prove Najib’s innocence

The defence team of former Malaysian premier Najib Razak challenged the Malaysian authorities to drag fugitive businessman Jho Low to the courts saying his testimony will prove their client is innocent. They also told the court the police said they knew where Jho Low is hiding and...

1MDB Trial: Najib’s former special assistant received pocket money from Jho Low for overseas trips

Kuala Lumpur — The influence of fugitive Malaysian financier Low Taek Jho, popularly known as Jho Low, on the daily life of former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak as well as those around him continues to unfold even as Mr Najib’s corruption trial...