Tag: Najib

Malaysia’s anti-graft busters fines 80 people and firms over 1MDB funds, including Najib’s brother

Kuala Lumpur— The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Agency or MACC stepped up their efforts to recover as much lost 1MDB money as possible, claiming RM420 million (S$138 million) from 80 people and entities. Among the people fined are the brother of former Prime Minister Datu Seri Najib Razak, as...

Why did Mahathir toy with GST’s return ahead of ‘Malay Dignity’ forum?

In a total reversal of Pakatan Harapan's electoral campaign that brought down the Barisan Nasional regime and ex-Prime Minister Najib Razak last year, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has been toying with the idea of re-instating the much-maligned goods and services tax. This sparked funny...

1MDB had debts of RM30b and its board unanimously wanted Najib Razak to resign

By the time the scandal broke out in the foreign media, the Malaysian sovereign fund 1MDB had already amassed a debt of RM30 billion and the chaos in the media prompted the board to urge Prime Minister Najib Razak to resign. A key witness in...

Najib did not stop Jho Low and had an interest in a RM18b 1MDB deal

Najib Razak, the former Prime Minister of Malaysia, did not contradict or revoke any decisions made by alleged 1MDB mastermind Jho Low and he had an interest in a RM18 billion joint-venture agreement with a subsidiary of International Petroleum Investment Co, Aabar Investment PJS. This was revealed to the High...

I took orders from Najib who had the power to destabilise my life: Witness

A key witness in the 1MDB case against former Malaysian PM Najib Razak said he only took orders from the fallen leader who had all the powers to create instability in his life. He denied he took orders from fugitive 1MDB mastermind Jho Low. Amhari Efendi...

Peninsular Malaysia lost the moral high ground in Sabah & Sarawak under Najib

As we celebrate the 56th anniversary of Malaysia we can take great pride in the various achievements towards uniting the two disparate parts- the Peninsula on one side and Sabah and Sarawak on the other. The country has been largely peaceful and has handled...

Lim Kit Siang wants Malaysians to watch ‘M for Malaysia’ documentary to understand fake news

Malaysia is facing a barrage of fake news and a focus on racial politics but if Malaysians watch the “M for Malaysia” documentary, they will see the powerful antidote to the recent disruptions in the country. This is the message from Democratic Action Party stalwart...

Elusive 1MDB mastermind was the ‘dealrainman’ with extraordinary powers

Elusive financier Low Taek Jho used random email addresses but one constant email address dealrainman1@gmail.com was often used, and perhaps it shows how lucrative the 1MDB deals were. The High Court in Kuala Lumpur today (Sept 3) heard that Low, or Jho Low, used the...

Najib was misled says lawyer Shafee Abdullah during the 1MDB trial

Malaysian ex-PM Najib Razak's defence lawyer Shafee Abdullah said his client was misled by 1MDB mastermind and fugitive businessman Jho Low. Saying his team is sceptical of the prosecution's ability to nail Najib on money laundering charges in his RM2.28 billion 1MDB trial, Shafee said it does not matter where...

Malaysian prosecutors wrap up first case against Najib

Malaysian prosecutors Tuesday wrapped up the first of several cases against toppled leader Najib Razak over the plundering of 1MDB, a day before the start of his main trial linked to the scandal-hit fund. With the prosecution now finished, a judge will hear arguments from...