Tag: 1MDB trial

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...

1MDB Trial: Najib’s former special assistant received pocket money from Jho Low for overseas trips

Kuala Lumpur — The influence of fugitive Malaysian financier Low Taek Jho, popularly known as Jho Low, on the daily life of former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak as well as those around him continues to unfold even as Mr Najib’s corruption trial...

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,...

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...

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...

Trial of former Malaysian PM Najib over 1MDB scandal progresses

Kuala Lumpur — The trial of former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak over the 1MDB scandal began on Wednesday, August 28. This time, the former Prime Minister is facing 21 counts of money laundering as well as four counts of abuse of power. According...

Former Am-Bank manager used own money to prevent Najib’s check bouncing

Kuala Lumpur—As the trial of Malaysia’s former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak continued, more details have merged from one of the star witnesses, former AmBank relationship manager Joanna Yu Ging Ping. On Wednesday, July 31, the High Court heard about how in 2014 she...

Jho Low called himself “Fat Boy” in his chats with AmBank

Kuala Lumpur—As the trial of Datuk Seri Najib Razak went on on Wednesday, July 26, amidst the evidence presented concerning the exchanges between the former Prime Minister and the other people involved in the 1MDB scandal, people in court were amused to hear that...

Witness in 1MDB trial spills the beans on how Jho Low helped facilitate Najib’s big shopping sprees

Kuala Lumpur—According to the testimony of one AmBank manager, whenever former Prime Minister Najib Razak had a problem charging his credit cards during big-time shopping sprees or had other financial problems with his accounts, it was fugitive financier Low Taek Jho, popularly known as...

Rosmah asked to leave Najib’s corruption trial

Kuala Lumpur— Reports have emerged that things got awkward when Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor, the wife of former Malaysian Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak, was asked to leave the courtroom during her husband’s trial on June 18, Tuesday. The former Prime Minister is currently...