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The US Department of Justice (DOJ) in its third civil forfeiture suit on the 1MDB affair alleged around US$4.5 billion from the firm was misappropriated and also highlighted the purported masterminds, chief among them, it claimed, was Penang-born businessperson Low Taek Jho, better known as Jho Low. The DOJ covered in detail the alleged money trail from 1MDB to the bank accounts of Low and his associates, but on the side, also provided a glimpse of how he apparently courted the women of his dreams, supposedly using 1MDB-linked funds.
Muhyiddin Yassin (Bersatu-Pagoh) asked how will "fake news" be defined as it was left vague in the Anti-Fake News Bill 2018. Citing the 1MDB affair as an example, he asked whether Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak or the Wall Street Journal's report on the matter is "fake news". Tajuddin Abdul Rahman (BN-Pasir Salak) interjected Muhyiddin's speech and poses a question about jurisdiction. After enduring heckling from the opposition bench, Tajuddin yelled: “Go to hell with you!”
ZURICH (Reuters) - Swiss prosecutors are reviewing a criminal complaint filed against two former colleagues and an alleged accomplice by Xavier Justo, a former director of energy group PetroSaudi International Ltd and a key figure in the 1MDB affair. FILE PHOTO - Swiss national Xavier Justo is escorted by Thai police commandos as he arrives at the Immigration Detention Center in Bangkok, Thailand, December 20, 2016. REUTERS/Chaiwat SubprasomJusto told Reuters he was trying to clear his name after being jailed in Thailand for blackmailing his former employer over its ties to the scandal-hit Malaysian state fund 1MDB, with which it ran an energy joint venture from 2009 to 2012. The blackmail allegation arose from Justo’s demanding money from PetroSaudi and threatening to make public informat...
Political cynics have sometimes compared the choice between BN and Pakatan Harapan to choosing between Pepsi and Coke, implying that there is little difference between the two coalitions. Addressing the criticism, Harapan chairperson Dr Mahathir Mohamad urged his critics to study whether he is really a crook, or merely a case of guilt by association. The forum on the economy was organised by the group Aksi Muda, and was aimed at the youth audience. For the record, Najib had denied wrongdoing in the 1MDB matter or taking public funds for personal gain. Attorney-general Mohamed Apandi Ali had also cleared Najib of any misconduct.
Malaysia has been rocked for more than a year by a financial scandal involving Prime Minister Najib Razak, a state investment firm, and an alleged frenzy of embezzlement stunning in its scope and complexity. Authorities in a half-dozen countries have launched investigations into suspicions that several billion dollars was looted from complicated financial transactions involving 1MDB and parked around the world. Following are answers to key questions in the affair. What is 1MDB? In 2009, a sovereign wealth fund owned by a northern Malaysian state was rebranded by Najib as 1Malaysia Development Berhad, or 1MDB, and turned into a federal entity focusing on investments in strategic development projects. The fund is owned by the finance ministry, which is headed by Najib. He also chaired t...
1MDB: Malaysian minister names PM Najib Razak as key figure in corruption scandal A Malaysian cabinet minister says Prime Minister Najib Razak was the mysterious unnamed official who the US Justice Department claimed took part in rampant looting of state funds. Key points:A Malaysian ministers says "it's obvious" Mr Najib is the official in questionMr Najib has not commented on the identity of "Malaysian Official 1"The US Justice Department says the unnamed official diverted billions from 1MDB The admission confirmed widespread suspicions that Mr Najib was "Malaysian Official 1" mentioned in a Justice Department lawsuit filed in July.The lawsuit — part of US moves to seize more than $1 billion in allegedly ill-gotten assets — repeatedly fingered the official as someone conspiring to div...
Saudi Arabia - a key ally of the UK and America - has been ruled as an absolute monarchy since its foundation. Any opposition in the country is often brutally oppressed. BBC Arabic has been investigating allegations the Saudi monarchy has operated a system of illegal abduction and capture of dissident princes who have criticised the government, including evidence of princes kidnapped in Europe and forced back to Saudi Arabia, where they've not been heard from since. Reda El Mawy reports. Newsnight is the BBC's flagship news and current affairs TV programme - with analysis, debate, exclusives, and robust interviews. Website: www.bbc.co.uk/newsnight YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/BBCNewsnight Twitter: https://twitter.com/BBCNewsnight Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bbcnewsnight...
More than 30 Pakatan Harapan lawmakers today marched from the gates of Parliament to Bank Negara to petition governor Muhammad Ibrahim to start an investigation over the 1MDB affair. Leading the pack were opposition leader and Permatang Pauh MP Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail, Gelang Patah MP Lim Kit Siang, Bagan MP Lim Guan Eng and Shah Alam MP Khalid Samad. Holding up paper cutouts of "pink diamond" and a large red banner saying "Sayangi Malaysia Hapus Kleptokrasi" (Love Malaysia Destroy Kleptocracy), they walked for 30 minutes through 2.6km of roads and traffic. Ten representatives were allowed to enter Bank Negara to hand over a memorandum.
As the FBI launches its investigation into the Malaysian 1MDB investment fund, Dr Amrita Malhi, a Malaysia expert from the University of South Australia, discusses why the fund was created, where it went wrong, and what the latest investigation might reveal. Source: Australia Broadcast Channel, Beverley O'Connor, The World
Malaysia's former leader, Mahathir Mohamad, has labelled current Prime Minister Najib Razak a "monster" who is "practically destroying the country". Key points: -Dr Mahathir accuses Mr Najib of promoting corruption on a huge scale -He says the UMNO party is now supporting an authoritarian government - Mr Najib will reportedly meet Malcolm Turnbull on the sidelines of the special ASEAN Summit
Kerajaan BN 'Ketar Lutut' Isu 1MDB???
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The producer of “The Wolf of Wall Street”, Red Granite, is in talks to settle a U.S. Justice Department lawsuit alleging that the movie was funded by money from 1MDB; SP Setia says it is on track to buy I&P, forming one of the largest property firms in Malaysia; and Genting delays the opening of Resorts World Las Vegas to 2020. Charlotte Chong has more.
A Singapore banker has been convicted for his role in moving money that had originated from Malaysian state investment fund 1MDB. Yeo Jiawei was working for Swiss bank BSI at the time of the offences. The bank has since had its operations in Singapore closed down. He will be sentenced on Thursday. Observers will be watching to see whether the Singapore legal system wants to crack down harder on financial crime. Mr Yeo was found guilty of four counts of obstructing the course of justice. The charges relate to pressurising colleagues not to disclose that Malaysian client Low Taek Jho was moving hundreds of millions of dollars that originated from 1MDB. Two other BSI staff had earlier admitted failing to disclose suspicious transactions made by Mr Low. Next year Mr Yeo faces a fresh tr...
Kleptokrasi bermakna kerajaan yang diperintah oleh pencuri, perompak dan penyamun! Akibat itu, kita kena bayar cukai untuk membayar hutang yang berlaku kerana duit yang dicuri oleh pemimpin kleptokrat! Mari kita sebagai rakyat Malaysia membuatkan sesuatu! Esok pada pukul 4 petang, jom kita turun ke Padang Timur di Petaling Jaya. Bersama kita hapuskan kleptokrasi, sayangi Malaysia!
ABC News - Australian Interview with Dr Mahathir on Najib, UMNO, 1MBD & World Affair Tun Mahathir Perdana Menteri Malaysia 2018 ABC NEWS Interview on Najib, UMNO, 1MBD & World Affair Malaysia's former leader, Mahathir Mohamad, has labelled current Prime Minister Najib Razak a "monster" who is "practically destroying the country". Key points: -Dr Mahathir accuses Mr Najib of promoting corruption on a huge scale -He says the UMNO party is now supporting an authoritarian government - Mr Najib will reportedly meet Malcolm Turnbull on the sidelines of the special ASEAN Summit
Will Najib be the first to be charged under the Anti-Fake News Act 2018 for the fake news that he has been cleared by Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of any wrongdoing in the 1MDB scandal when it is passed by Parliament? Media Conference Statement by DAP Parliamentary Leader and MP for Gelang Patah Lim Kit Siang in Parliament on Tuesday, 27th March 2018 at 11.45 am:
Umno vice-president Hishammuddin Hussein has challenged the US Department of Justice (DOJ) to press charges if they have proof of wrongdoing in the 1MDB affair. Hishammuddin also sought to cast doubt on the identity of the nameless Malaysian Official 1 (MO1), whose wife has now appeared in DOJ's court filings.
Satu artikel yang diterbitkan dalam portal BN hari ini mencabar Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad supaya membuat kejutan dengan hadir di siri jelajah 1MDB bagi memberikan taklimat dan menjawab pelbagai soalan berkaitan firma pelaburan negara itu. “Alangkah menariknya jika ketika program itu diadakan, pengerusi Pakatan Harapan (HARAPAN), Mahathir boleh membuat kejutan dengan hadir ke program tersebut. “Mahathir boleh datang tanpa jemputan pada majlis penerangan oleh Arul Kanda ini dengan membawa bersama-sama bukti dan tuduhannya terhadap 1MDB. “Mahathir boleh cakap ‘depan-depan’ dengan Arul,” kata penulis yang menggunakan nama samaran Beruang Biru di theRakyat, yang mendakwa ia sebagai portal rasmi PRU14 BN.