Monthly Archives: April 2018

April 21

Sakto Link to Malaysia Graft Rejected as Judge Tosses Lawsuit

(Bloomberg) — A Swiss environmental group’s attempt to link a Canadian real estate company to Malaysian corruption failed because the advocates didn’t come up with enough evidence. Bruno-Manser-Fonds sued in Ontario last year in an attempt to get information from banks that it believed would back its claims that Sarawak Governor Abdul Mahmud Taib’s family […]

April 17

Indonesia court rules yacht seizure in 1MDB case invalid

An Indonesian court on Tuesday (April 17) ruled that the seizure of a luxury yacht linked to a US investigation into scandal-ridden state fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) was invalid and without legal basis. “We declare the confiscation by police as invalid and legally baseless,” Justice Ratmoho told the hearing at the South Jakarta District Court. […]

April 10

‘Dukun’ charms its way to movie fans and rakes in millions

Dukun has cast a spell on movie-goers, taking in RM6.2mil in ticket collection within just four days of its release in Malaysia and Brunei. The StarOnLine reports: The horror thriller flick premiered last Thursday, raked in RM1.5mil on the first day alone. Directed by Dain Said, Dukun revolves around a seductive shaman, Diana Dahlan, being […]