Tag: Najib Razak

1MDB scandal: Jho Low faces new charge of engaging in criminal conspiracy with former PM Najib

Kuala Lumpur—Fugitive Malaysian financier Low Taek Jho is now facing additional charges related to the 1MDB scandal. Mr Low, popularly known as Jho Low, is now being charged with engaging in criminal conspiracy with Najib Razak, the former Prime Minister of Malaysia, who is himself...

Rosmah unwell, corruption trial postponed to Feb 5

Kuala Lumpur — Both former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak and his wife,  Rosmah Mansor, were scheduled to appear before the High Court Monday (Feb 3) although in separate trials.  But Madam Rosmah was a no-show, communicating instead through her lawyer that she had...

1MDB: Malaysia’s extraordinary financial scandal

Malaysia's extraordinary 1MDB corruption scandal allegedly saw top officials loot billions from a state fund and go on a worldwide spending spree -- buying a super yacht, paintings by Van Gogh and Monet, and financing a Hollywood blockbuster. It also dragged in global banking giant...

MACC Chief on Najib’s reaction to released recordings, “He has the right to do whatever he wants to do”

Putrajaya—After the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) made nine audio recordings public on Wednesday (Jan 8) involving conversations between former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak and other individuals, Mr Najib took to Facebook to show his dissatisfaction. Moreover, he called the release of the clips...

1MDB crowns Malaysia’s decade of sorrow and joy!

The decade that just whizzed past us was a tumultuous and a difficult one for Malaysia. There were great moments of terror and grief but there were also moments of glory and joy for Malaysians. I believe the biggest story of the decade in Malaysia...

TISG’s Top 10 International Stories for 2019

2019 has been quite a year, from protests erupting in various parts of the world, to a Swedish teen taking centre-stage on climate change, to the shocking suicides of K-pop stars, and more. TISG takes a look back at some of the events that caught...

Where does Najib pointing the blame at Jho Low leave the fugitive businessman?

No one knows for exactly how long fugitive Malaysian financier Low Taek Jho or Jho Low's name will be in the air as he remains at large but recent developments suggest that the noose around him is tightening. And with former Malaysian Prime Minister...

Najib spent US$130,625 on a luxury watch for his wife’s birthday

Najib spent US$130,625 on a luxury watch for his wife's birthday gift in 2014. He also insisted all the expenditure was done with discretion and for diplomatic purposes. "As I have stated earlier, I believe I retain full discretion on how to spend the funds in...

Najib pins blame on yet another fugitive in the person of 1MDB-linked SRCs ex-CEO

The former chief executive officer (CEO) of SRC International Sdn Bhd, Nik Faisal Ariff Kamil who is on the run since last year, “played both sides”, says Malaysia's ex-PM Najib Razak. He says this led to the company getting ripped off, and him getting blamed. Testifying...

Najib takes stand in 1MDB trial, portrays himself as a victim of Jho Low

Kuala Lumpur—The former Prime Minister of Malaysia testified for the first time on Tuesday, December 3, in his own defence as he stands trial for corruption linked to the 1MDB state investment fund, from which they syphoned billions of dollars. Mr Najib has been accused...