Tag: Najib Razak

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...

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,...

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...

1MDB Trail: Jho Low prepared FAQs for Najib that denied fugitive banker’s involvement

Kuala Lumpur—At the corruption trial for former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak, the High Court said that fugitive businessman Low Taek Jho, more popularly known as Jho Low, actually prepared frequently asked questions (FAQ) regarding Mr Low’s involvement in 1MDB so that Mr...

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...

National wealth fund ideas came out of Jho Low’s kitchen—former Najib aide

Kuala Lumpur—As the 1MDB trial progresses, more details of fugitive Malaysian businessman Low Taek Jho’s (more commonly known as Jho Low) deep involvement in the daily lives of former Prime Minister Najib Razak and his wife Rosmah Mansor, to the point that ideas for...

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...

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...