Najib Razak’s lawyer arrested, expected to be charged under Anti-Money Laundering Act

Malaysian senior counsel, Muhammad Shafee Abdullah, was arrested by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) yesterday (12 Sep), and is awaiting to be charged under the Anti-Money Laundering Act 2001 today. Muhammad Shafee leads the defence legal team representing former premier Najib Razak against the latter’s charges entailing money laundering, criminal breach of trust, and abuse of power. Previously in an …

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Mahathir Mohamad: Bumiputera should bend backs to earn money instead of relying on government handouts

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad stressed that the Bumiputera should bend their backs to earn their money instead of relying on the government for handouts. Speaking during the Congress on the Future of Bumiputera and the Nation on Saturday (1 September), Dr Mahathir said that his new Pakatan Harapan (PH) administration will not entertain requests from those who are merely …

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Malaysian police filed charges against Jho Low and his father over 1MDB probe

The 1MDB  case continues to unfold in Malaysia as the Malaysian police filed the first set of criminal charges against Low Taek Jho a.k.a Kho Low and his father over money allegedly stolen from 1 Malaysia Development Bhd. The Edge Market reports that the charged were filed in absentia as Jho Low continues to evade Malaysian authorities. The Edge Markets …

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Singapore’s transport minister meets Malaysian ministers to discuss KL-Singapore High Speed Rail and Johor-Singapore Rapid Transit System

In a visit to Malaysia’s administrative capital city Putrajaya yesterday (Aug 23), Singapore’s Transport Minister Mr Khaw Boon Wan discussed the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High Speed Rail (HSR) project with Malaysia’s Economic Affairs Minister Mr Mohamed Azmin Ali. According to a Ministry of Transport spokesperson, the purpose of the meeting was to “continue the discussion they had on 11 Aug on …

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Malaysia axes East Coast Rail Link, among other China-backed mega projects

Malaysian Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad has announced the cancellation of China-backed mega-projects signed under Najib Razak’s Barisan Nasional administration, notably the US$20bil East Coast Rail Link (ECRL), today (21 Aug). Speaking to reporters at the end of his five-day official visit to China, Dr Mahathir said that Chinese authorities as well as the firms involved in the projects will …

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