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July 03

Najib to be charged under Penal Code, anti-money laundering law

NAJIB Razak will face several charges under the Penal Code, and Anti-Money Laundering and Anti-Terrorism Financing Act when he is brought to court tomorrow, said sources. The former prime minister will be brought to the Kuala Lumpur Court Complex at 8.30am, to be charged with offences in connection with the SRC International investigations launched by […]

July 03

MACC can’t act against Taib Mahmud, says chief

THE Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission cannot act against Sarawak governor Taib Mahmud despite the allegations of corruption against him. The agency’s chief, Mohd Shukri Abdull, said there were already 15 case files opened against Taib, but no action could be taken as he was not directly involved in the decision-making process. “We have already opened 15 […]

June 06

RM30 miilion mutaah excessive, should be limited to 100.8 grams of gold

Former wife had already received comforts of a villa, private pool and use of three vehicles after divorce Bank testimonies not authorized, must be expunged Ferrier Hodgson MH valuation report not credible nor final One-third of RM30 million award to be given away to charity by former wife, underscoring ‘mutaah’ was not entirely for her […]

May 10

Malaysia’s Mahathir Mohamad, 92, to be sworn in as world’s oldest elected leader

Mahathir Mohamad is to become the world’s oldest elected leader at 92, after a shock victory in Malaysia’s bitterly fought election. The BBC reports: He will be sworn in at 21:30 local time (13:30 GMT), according to the state news agency, Bernama. The former PM came out of retirement and defected to the opposition to […]

May 10

Pakatan wins the impossible dream

Dr Mahathir is expected to seek an audience with the Agong, to be sworn in as Malaysia’s seventh prime minister. PETALING JAYA: Pakatan Harapan, the four-party alliance headed by Dr Mahathir Mohamad, achieved their impossible dream tonight with their campaign to “Save Malaysia”, scoring a historic general election victory that will result in the first […]

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. […]