Malaysia

Former Malaysian PM Najib Razak arrested by MACC in his home today

    (Updated as of 5.37 p.m., SGT) KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 3 — Former Prime Minister of Malaysia, Datuk Seri Najib Razak has been arrested today. Officials from the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) have confirmed the arrest was made at Najib’s house on Jalan Langgak Duta in the capital city today at 2.35pm. He is expected to be brought to …

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Anwar Ibrahim has to prove himself through his words and actions

by Stephen Chang Anwar Ibrahim may be a changed man for the better. However, he has to prove himself through his words and actions.  Anwar’s recent criticism of Lim Guan Eng’s revelation of corruption within the heart of the previous government, and some of his statements and activities following his release are not good omens. We must watch Anwar with …

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Return stolen 1MDB funds from frozen accounts or face legal action, warns MACC chief

KUALA LUMPUR, 3 July — Chief of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC), Mohd Shukri Abdull warned beneficiaries of the stolen state funds from 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) to either voluntarily return the sums that are currently frozen in their accounts to the MACC, or to face legal action instead.  Shukri, who is also a member of the 1MDB investigative taskforce, …

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Remaining Malaysian Cabinet Ministers sworn in

KUALA LUMPUR, 2 July — A total of 13 ministers and 23 deputy ministers were sworn in before the Yang Di-Pertuan Agong, Sultan Muhammad V at the ceremony at the Istana Negara in the capital city. Among the Cabinet Ministers who were sworn in today were Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah as Foreign Affairs Minister, Dr Xavier Jayakumar as Natural Resources and …

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Malaysian government to sell luxury goods seized during 1MDB investigations

Malaysia’s Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng has stated in an interview with the Associated Press on Friday (29 June) that the Malaysian government will sell most of the huge stash of jewellery, handbags and luxury goods seized in 1MDB investigations from premises linked to former Prime Minister Najib Razak. It was reported earlier that valuable items seized worth up to RM1.1 billion …

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British High Commissioner to Malaysia tells her story in London

by Tan Wah Piow Vicki Treadell, the British High Commissioner to Malaysia said at a meeting held at the Portcullis House of the House of Commons that some politicians in the then Najib’s government had wanted the British Foreign Office to replace her because of her contacts with opposition politicians and civil society. This Ipoh-born British diplomat explained how, through …

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Malaysian Police: Mr Najib and his wife to be called in for investigation soon

Cash, jewellery, gold, luxury handbags and other valuable items worth up to RM1.1 billion (S$372 million) were seized from six residences linked to Mr Najib Razak. This was revealed by the Malaysian police in a press conference on Wednesday (27 June), giving the most detailed breakdown yet of items hauled away during several raids in mid-May, days after the former prime minister …

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