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Report: 11 hours to count 11 bags of cash from Pavilion raid, 15 more to go

  • May 21, 2018
Police, after 11 hours, only managed to count 11 bags of cash seized during a raid on three Pavilion Residences units last Friday.The 11 bags contained tens of millions of ringgit, according to a New Straits Times report.The report said the counting began at 10am until 9pm today and there were still 15 bags of cash to go.According to the report, Bukit Aman Commercial Crime Investigation Department (CCID) director Amar Singh confirmed that the counting process but declined to elaborate.Last Frida
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Justo tightlipped on second meeting with Dr M, but offers kind words

  • May 21, 2018
PetroSaudi whistleblower Xavier Justo was tightlipped about his second meeting with Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad today.However, the Swiss national had kind words for the 92-year-old leader."I will not comment on any meeting that could have taken place. I just want to repeat that meeting your prime minister is a moment that I will keep in my heart forever."Under his guidance and with his wisdom Malaysia has only one direction possible and that is - success," he told Malaysiakini when contac
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Report: After five hours, cops still counting cash from Pavilion raid

  • May 21, 2018
Police have yet to finish counting the cash seized during a raid on three Pavilion Residences units last Friday.The authorities began counting several bags of cash starting 10am today and were still at it as of 3.30pm, according to a New Straits Times report.According to the report, Bukit Aman Commercial Crime Investigation Department (CCID) director Amar Singh confirmed that the counting was still underway but declined to elaborate.The report said the money was being counted in the department's
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New Cabinet members sworn in, including country’s first female Deputy PM

  • May 21, 2018
Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail, Malaysia’s first female deputy prime minister, led a line-up of 13 cabinet ministers in taking their oath of office, loyalty and secrecy before Yang di-Pertuan Agong Sultan Muhammad V at Istana Negara in Kuala Lumpur today.The swearing-in, which took place at the Singgahsana Kecil (Minor Throne Room) of the palace, was witnessed by Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad. Also present was his wife, Dr Siti Hasmah Mohamad Ali.The ceremony began at 5.45pm with the acceptance
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What happened in the 'week of long knives' in July 2015?

  • May 21, 2018
MP SPEAKS | Former prime minister Najib Abdul Razak is suffering a global case of denial syndrome when he claimed that the reason for BN's defeat in the 14th general election was due to slander by the coalition’s opponents.Does that mean that recent news reports that police search of locations in the past few days linked to Najib, which allegedly netted more than 100 kg of gold (costing over RM16 million) and excess of RM1 billion in cash, including 72 bags of money and jewellery, as well as s
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Will 1MDB task force re-visit Zahid's claim of meeting Arab donor?

  • May 21, 2018
The Prime Minister's Office announced this afternoon that a task force has been formed to investigate the 1MDB scandal.Among others, it has been entrusted with prosecuting wrongdoers if its investigations reveal criminal elements and to retrieve funds related to 1MDB.Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad had often claimed that the RM2.6 billion in his predecessor's bank accounts originated from 1MDB which international investigations, including the US Department of Justice's (DOJ) civil forfeiture
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New 1MDB task force will report to 1MDB committee

  • May 21, 2018
The 1MDB investigation task force announced earlier today will report to the 1MDB committee announced by the Council of Eminent Persons last week, said the committee’s chief Abu Talib Othman.“The investigating team will report to our committee,” he told reporters when met after a meeting at Menara Ilham in Kuala Lumpur today, when asked about the difference between his committee and the one led by former attorney-general Abdul Gani Patail.He also told reporters to wait for details to be an
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Consult Harapan partners on new MB, urges S'gor DAP

  • May 21, 2018
Selangor DAP has urged the Pakatan Harapan leadership to consult component parties on the appointment of the new Selangor menteri besar.In a statement today, state DAP secretary Ean Yong Hian Wah said candidates for the position must undergo strict vetting."The candidate must fulfil (certain) requirements and receive the support of component parties," he added.Azmin Ali will soon be stepping down as Selangor menteri besar because he has been appointed to Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad's cabi
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Reveal personal wealth to MACC – TI-M urges PM, ministers

  • May 21, 2018
Transparency International Malaysia (TI-M) has urged Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad, his ministers and heads of public institutions to declare their assets to MACC.TI-M president Akbhar Satar said this should also extend to spouses and family members.As for MACC's chief commissioner and deputy commissioners, he said these persons should declare their assets to the Parliament instead.“Such steps would raise the confidence and encourage others, above and below, to publicly disclose and decla
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'Wrong side of the door' before, but now a changed man – Clare on Dr M

  • May 21, 2018
INTERVIEW | There are still those who remain sceptical of Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad's intentions and commitment to reform based on his track record.However, Sarawak Report editor Clare Rewcastle-Brown is convinced that the 92-year-old politician is now a changed man.She conceded that from having done things “my way” in the past, Mahathir is now learning to do them “our way” vis-a-vis consensus among Pakatan Harapan parties.Rewcastle-Brown pointed out that Mahathir's decision not
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