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Najib withdraws suits against top officials in 1MDB probe

  • Jul 16, 2018
Former prime minister Najib Abdul Razak has withdrawn his suits against three top government law enforcers investigating the 1MDB scandal, just three weeks after initiating the legal action.The withdrawal of the suits against attorney-general Tommy Thomas, MACC chief Mohd Shukri Abdull and police CCID director Amar Singh were made by Najib's lawyer Badrul Hisham Abdullah today before High Court deputy registrars.The reason for the withdrawal of the suits remains unknown, however.Senior federal c
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'Nothing in manifesto preventing AG from leading Najib prosecution'

  • Jul 11, 2018
A DAP lawmaker said today that there is no conflict of interest in attorney-general Tommy Thomas leading the prosecution team in the graft trial of former prime minister Najib Abdul Razak. According to Jelutong MP RSN Rayer, Thomas' playing the role of lead prosecutor could not possibly go against Pakatan Harapan’s election manifesto as no such pledge was made in the first place. "As lawyers, we are trained to act professionally without fear of favour, and there is nothing in the Legal P
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Stop playing victim, Latheefa tells Najib

  • Jul 10, 2018
Former premier Najib Abdul Razak should stop “playing the victim” in his ongoing trial linked to the SRC International case, says PKR Supreme Council member Latheefa Koya. “Hello Najib – these are not the old days when you could pick and choose an attorney-general who will clear you. “Stop playing the victim,” she said on Twitter today, in response to Najib’s affidavit filed as part of his suit against attorney-general Tommy Thomas. Najib, in his originating ex-parte summo
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Three events that foiled Najib’s well-planned scheme

  • Jul 10, 2018
COMMENT | Three events foiled the well-planned scheme of immunity and impunity of the former prime minister, Najib Abdul Razak, who would otherwise get away with the world’s worst kleptocracy in the international 1MDB money-laundering scandal. The first event was in July 2016 - the kleptocratic litigation of the US Department of Justice (DOJ) to forfeit over US$1 billion of 1MDB-linked assets in the United States, United Kingdom and Switzerland from over US$3 billion international embezzlem
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Kit Siang: I will champion Najib if he is victim of political vengeance

  • Jul 8, 2018
DAP veteran Lim Kit Siang says that he himself will step up and defend former prime minister Najib Abdul Razak if he is truly a victim of political vengeance. "If he can show that he is truly a victim of political vengeance, I am willing to champion his case," he told reporters in Semenyih today. Lim questioned if such claims were true, however, citing how Najib was not forced to appear in court wearing an orange MACC lockup jumper, as well as being allowed by the court to pay his bail in
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Frozen - Pekan Umno account to raise funds for Najib's bail

  • Jul 8, 2018
A bank account opened by Pekan Umno to help pay for division chief and former prime minister Najib Abdul Razak's bail has reportedly been frozen. Pekan Wanita Umno chief Zalmah Abdul Rahman said she learnt of the freeze this morning. "This (frozen account) is only in Pekan. I don't know about other places, but this account was opened by Pekan Umno division,” Zalmah was quoted as saying by Malay Mail. However, the main fund initiated by former Federal Territories Umno youth chief Razla
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Let Najib sue me, MACC chief says

  • Jul 8, 2018
MACC chief Mohd Shukri Abdull is unfazed by the civil suit initiated against him by former prime minister Najib Abdul Razak. "Let him sue. I will accept it," Shukri was quoted as saying by The Star. Reuters yesterday reported that Najib had sued Shukri, attorney-general Tommy Thomas, and Bukit Aman commercial crimes chief Amar Singh for allegedly being prejudiced against him over the course of their investigations into 1MDB. The filing was made last week. On a related matter, Shukri
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When and where did you meet Jho Low, Kit Siang asks Najib

  • Jul 7, 2018
DAP veteran Lim Kit Siang has urged former premier Najib Abdul Razak to reveal the number of times and the locations he had met 1MDB-linked businessperson Jho Low following the US Department of Justice's (DOJ) civil forfeiture suits."Make it public.. and state the substance and nature of these meetings with Low," Lim said in a statement, adding that this would be in the interest of transparency.Lim also questioned whether Najib had asked Low about the Equanimity yacht when both of them allegedly
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'Entirely inappropriate' for court to defend choice of judge for Najib trial

  • Jul 7, 2018
Lawyers group Lawyers for Liberty (LFL) has questioned the haste and even the need for the Federal Court to "rush to defend" the selection of Mohd Sophian Abdul Razak as judge in Najib Abdul Razak's criminal case. LFL advisor N Surendran said it is inappropriate for the chief justice or the court registrar – who, as he pointed out, acts under the chief justice's instructions – to issue a statement on the matter in the first place. Surendran was referring to a statement from chief regis
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Najib denies calling for NSC meeting on May 9, never wanted bloodshed

  • Jul 6, 2018
EXCLUSIVE | Former prime minister Najib Abdul Razak has denied calling for a National Security Council (NSC) meeting on the night of May 9 when it became evident BN lost the 14th general election."I am a democrat. I believe in the will of the people. They accused me of calling for an NSC meeting (but) there was no such meeting."You can ask all the members," he said in an exclusive interview last week.Prior to the polls, Pakatan Harapan chairperson Dr Mahathir Mohamad had often claimed that Najib
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