Tag: Najib

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...

Najib fixed ex-minister with sex harassment scandal to divert attention from 1MDB scandal

Ex-PM Najib Razak fixed a member of his cabinet who quit on the 1MDB scandal with a sexual harassment charge in local papers, while the latter's son got fired from a government-linked company. There were not only arm-twisting tactics against the ex-minister. The key witness alleged that Najib...

Former PM Najib says he was the target of a sniper

Earlier today, the fallen Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said that he was once the target of a sniper in an incident that took place a year and a half before the 14th general election. But he said he was not at the targeted area...

Najib spent RM606m in 3 years and and was known as ‘Optimus Prime’

A witness in the the criminal trial of former prime minister Najib Abdul Razak revealed the latter spent RM606.51 million in three years, way beyond his ministerial pay check. It was also revealed that the alleged 1MDB mastermind and fugitive businessman Jho Low referred to...

Najib faces bankruptcy, loss of Parliamentary seat on tax evasion

Malaysia's ex-PM Najib Razak risks losing his Parliamentary seat and will be declared bankrupt if he fails to pay his taxes. But Najib said he has always paid his taxes. “I’ve never run away from paying taxes,” the former prime minister said in a post on...

Najib eats birthday cake outside courtroom and reformasi call is heard in Kuala Lumpur

Ex-PM Najib Razak had a surprise birthday party outside the Court in Kuala Lumpur when he was mobbed by a group of supporters. They offered him a birthday cake and the visibly stunned Najib ate a piece of the cake amid chants of 'Happy Birthday'. He...

Jho Low, 1MDB fugitive, was at Najib’s house in 2011

KUALA LUMPUR — The alleged 1MDB mastermind and fugitive Jho Low whose real name is Low Taek Jho was at the former Malaysian Prime Minister's house in mid-January 2011 and met with a banker who provided bank account and credit card opening forms Najib...

Najib settled Italy card expenditure with SRC money, court told

KUALA LUMPUR — Ex-PM Najib Razak settled a RM3.9 million card bill with money from the SRC International Sdn Bhd in 2014 and 2015. The High Court in Najib’s corruption and criminal breach of trust trial heard on Monday from Yeoh Eng Leong, an AmBank...

DAP’s win with Muslim support in Sabah wipes Najib’s appeal: Kit Siang

The magnificent run by 'Bossku' or Malaysia's ex-PM Najib Razak's bold rebranding is in tatters after a massive win by the Democratic Action Party in Sandakan, Sabah. Official results show Pakatan Harapan finally breaking the losing streak against Najib's coalition with PAS. DAP has retained the...