Thursday, 27 January 2022

Tag Archives: Najib Razak

Malaysia ex-PM Najib’s biggest 1MDB trial begins

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s ex-prime minister Najib Razak played a pivotal role in plundering the state’s 1MDB fund and channelled hundreds of millions of dollars into his own bank account, a prosecutor said Wednesday at the opening of his most significant graft trial. Claims that Najib and his cronies pilfered massive ...

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Hollywood producer charged in Malaysia over 1MDB scandal

KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian producer of Hollywood film “The Wolf of Wall Street” and stepson of the country’s disgraced ex-leader was Friday charged with illegally receiving almost $250 million from state fund 1MDB. Riza Aziz pleaded not guilty to five charges of money laundering when he appeared in a Kuala ...

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Malaysian ex-PM, former treasury chief charged with criminal breach of trust

KUALA LUMPUR: Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak and his top treasury official were on Thursday charged with six counts each of criminal breach of trust involving government funds of 6.6 billion ringgit ($1.58 billion). The charges against Najib and Irwan Serigar Abdullah, Malaysia’s former Treasury secretary-general, were the latest ...

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Wife of ex-Malaysian PM arrested by anti-graft agency

KUALA LUMPUR: Rosmah Mansor, the flamboyant wife of Malaysia’s former prime minister, was arrested by the country’s anti-graft agency over a multi-billion-dollar scandal that helped to bring down the last government. Investigations into the alleged looting of state fund 1MDB by an audacious international fraud ring have already seen her ...

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Former Malaysian PM Najib arrested for corruption

KUALA LUMPUR: Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak was arrested by anti-corruption investigators Tuesday, officials said, the latest dramatic development in a widening graft probe that has engulfed the ex-leader. Najib will be charged Wednesday, a taskforce set up to investigate corruption involving Malaysian state fund 1MDB said in a ...

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Malaysian PM announces dissolution of parliament

Najib Razak - file photo KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak on Friday announced to dissolve the parliament on Saturday, paving way for general election to be held within days. Razak, who is seeking another mandate after remaining PM of the country for nine years, made this announcement in ...

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Malaysian Leader, Under Corruption Cloud, Will Meet With Trump

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump is set to welcome Malaysia’s Prime Minister Najib Razak to the White House on Tuesday, a meeting expected to focus on security issues while steering clear of a U.S. investigation into a Malaysian corruption scandal. The visit is important for Najib, who faces elections next year ...

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