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1MDB scandal: Swiss banker fined S$75,000 for failing to flag almost $1billion bank transfer to a Jho Low account

Kuala Lumpur—A Swiss banker who used to work with Coutts & Co. has been found guilty for a bank transfer worth nearly one billion dollars (SGD) that he failed to flag. The transfer of RM2.968 (S$965 million), which should have sounded alarms of money...

Billion Dollar Whale co-author: Jho Low lived luxurious life in Bangkok, even after SG issued Interpol notice

The co-author of an exposé on Malaysia’s multibillion-dollar 1MDB scandal has been tweeting about the government of Thailand’s involvement in the scandal as well, in the wake of recent accusations from one of Thailand’s political parties of a 2014 “dark alliance” between the Malaysian...

Billion Dollar Whale author’s tweet saying Thai govt protected Jho Low goes viral

A tweet from Tom Wright, co-author of Billion Dollar Whale, concerning the Thai government’s protection of Malaysian fugitive financier Low Taek Jho has gone viral, with many netizens thanking Mr Wright for exposing the Thai government’s corruption and abuse. The 2018 book is about the...

Malaysia 1MDB fugitive spotted in virus-hit Chinese city

A fugitive Malaysian financier wanted over a massive graft scandal has been spotted in the city at the centre of the coronavirus outbreak, police said, although it was unclear if he had left before Chinese authorities imposed a lockdown. Low Taek Jho -- commonly known...

Malaysian police chief tells Jho Low, reportedly in Wuhan, to come home if he’s infected with Covid-19

Kuala Lumpur—Fugitive Malaysian financier Low Taek Jho is rumoured to be in Wuhan, the city in central China that is the epicenter of the current Covid-19 outbreak, and the country’s police chief says that is he is infected, he should come home. In a press...

Police confirm Jho Low is still a wanted man in Singapore

Singapore—Fugitive Malaysian financier Low Taek Jho, more popularly known as Jho Low, continues to be a wanted man in Singapore, financial publication The Edge Singapore reported on January 11, citing it had gotten confirmation from a spokesman fro the Singapore Police Force. The Edge Singapore...

Malaysia’s The Edge to Jho Low: Stop the nonsensical spin you are doing with help from your friends in ST

Kuala Lumpur—Fugitive Malaysian financier Low Taek Jho’s interview with The Straits Times (ST), his first in four years, did not go down well with everyone, which is perhaps unsurprising, as Mr Low portrayed himself as a mere ‘intermediary’ in the 1MDB scandal. Malaysian business publication...

Co-author of ‘Billion Dollar Whale’ calls ST’s Jho Low interview ‘pointless’

The Wall Street Journal’s Tom Wright, who co-wrote an expose about fugitive financier Low Taek Jho’s involvement in the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) scandal, has made his views known on social media regarding an interview with Mr Low published in The Straits Times (ST)...

Jho Low tells ST he was the fall guy in 1MDB scandal

Singapore—In his first interview after almost four years, Low Taek Jho, the Malaysian financier at the heart of the country’s 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) scandal whose current whereabouts are unknown, told The Straits Times (ST) via email that he was a scapegoat in the...

Malaysian police chief can’t bring in Jho Low by Christmas because of ‘dishonest’ foreign authorities

Kuala Lumpur — The Malaysian police chief told journalists yesterday (Dec 23) that he would not be able to fulfill his promise to bring in fugitive financier Low Taek Jho, who is better known as Jho Low, by Christmas because of "dishonest" foreign authorities. Openly...