Tag: Najib Razak

Dr Mahathir pointedly proposes founding “What I Can Get Party”

Kuala Lumpur — On Friday (June 12), in a short but heavily sarcastic blog post, former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad proposed the launching of a new political party called Parti AAD or Parti Apa Aku Dapat, which translates to "What I Can Get Party". This...

Former A-G says dropping of charges against Najib’s stepson ‘terrible for Malaysia’

Kuala Lumpur — Former Attorney-General Tommy Thomas, who had been appointed by former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, has called the agreement to drop charges of money laundering against Riza Aziz a "sweetheart deal" that is "terrible for Malaysia". Furthermore, he countered a claim by new...

As post about Najib’s ‘second wife’ goes viral, woman involved files police report for her protection

Kuala Lumpur—After a post on social media alleging that Malaysia’s former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak had taken a second wife went viral, the woman shown in the post filed a police report for her own safety. Pictures of a woman named Noorhaiza Abdullah,...

Latheefa Koya, Malaysia’s anti-corruption chief confirms resignation

Kuala Lumpur —Latheefa Beebi Koya, the head of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) who had headed the investigation into the multi-billion dollar 1MDB scandal, announced her resignation on Friday (Mar 6). Ms Latheefa had been appointed to the position of MACC head in June 2019....

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...