Court Cases

Malaysia ex-PM Najib ‘pivotal’ in 1MDB plunder, trial hears

by M. Jegathesan Malaysia’s ex-prime minister Najib Razak played a pivotal role in plundering state fund 1MDB and hundreds of millions of dollars were illicitly channelled to his bank account, a prosecutor said Wednesday at the opening of his biggest graft trial. Claims that Najib and his cronies pilfered massive sums from the fund and spent it on everything from …

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M’sia’s former prime minister Najib Razak’s biggest 1MDB trial commences

KUALA LUMPUR (AFP): Malaysian ex-leader Najib Razak’s most significant 1MDB trial begins Wednesday, centring on allegations that hundreds of millions of dollars linked to the state fund ended up in his bank account. Claims that Najib and his cronies pilfered massive sums from the fund and spent it on everything from real estate to artwork contributed to the defeat of …

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AGC files complaint to Law Society against M Ravi for ICJ memo to Malaysian government over drug mule Nagaenthran’s case

The Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC) has filed a complaint to the Law Society against Singaporean international human rights lawyer M Ravi over his memo to the Malaysian government, in which he urged the Malaysian government to promptly bring the case of 30-year-old Nagaenthran s/o K Dharmalingam to the International Court of Justice (ICJ). Nagaenthran, who is currently on death row in …

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Apex court upholds acquittal of man accused of raping lover’s daughter

The Court of Appeal on Thursday (8th August) morning upheld the decision of the High Court to acquit a 58-year-old man of five charges relating to sexual offences allegedly committed by him against his live-in lover’s daughter, finding that the Prosecution had not proven all charges beyond a reasonable doubt. The decision of the apex court ended a 5-year long …

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