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Shafee read 'Billion Dollar Whale' thrice, but maybe with eyes closed - author

  • Oct 7, 2018
Despite Shafee Abdullah claiming to have read Billion Dollar Whale three times, its author Tom Wright said he disagrees with the senior lawyer saying that the book could potentially absolve his client, former premier Najib Abdul Razak, of 1MDB-linked charges. "I do not agree with Shafee's reading of the book. "Nowhere in the book is it stated that Najib did not know about that (the source of the money in his bank accounts)," said Wright during a dialogue session held in conjunction with Th
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Shafee wants Sulaiman to show proof of his appointment

  • Oct 4, 2018
The lawyer for former prime minister Najib Abdul Razak wants former Bar Council chairperson Sulaiman Abdullah to show the court and the defence team the fiat or appointment letter as prosecutor issued to him by attorney-general Tommy Thomas. Lawyer Muhammad Shafee Abdullah raised the matter before High Court judge in Kuala Lumpur, Justice Mohd Nazlan Mohd Ghazali, saying he raised a similar issue with Gopal Sri Ram's appointment, at almost the end of today's proceeding in the case against Naj
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10 reasons why Shafee's explanations are laughable

  • Sep 16, 2018
LETTER | I refer to the excuses given by one of Malaysia's most senior lawyers when he was recently detained by the MACC. So many inconsistencies were noted so I thought I'll help by listing a few questions that we ought to ask here.Earlier, he said the payments were in respect of unbilled fees since 2004. As a lawyer, he will know that debts above six years, in general, are unclaimable. So which person would be willing to make payments on bills from 2004?I don't know of any legal firm that will
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Shafee's RM9.5m – AGC tells court it has duty to reveal the truth

  • Sep 14, 2018
The Attorney General Chambers (AGC) told the Court of Appeal today that it was performing its duty in filing an affidavit to reveal the truth regarding RM9.5 million paid to senior lawyer Muhammad Shafee Abdullah.Senior federal counsel Zureen Elina Mohd Dom said this when submitting to a three-member Court of Appeal bench led by Justice Umi Kalthum Abdul Majid.She was submitting on incoming PKR president Anwar Ibrahim's appeal over his originating summons against the government challenging his s
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Shafee bail set at RM1m

  • Sep 13, 2018
Muhammad Shafee Abdullah, who is former premier Najib Abdul Razak's lawyer was led into Kuala Lumpur Sessions Court this morning to face two counts of money laundering and two counts of making false statements.He pleaded not guilty to all four charges. The court set bail at RM1 million with two sureties.According to the charge sheet, Shafee was alleged to have engaged in two counts of money laundering activities by receiving proceeds from illegal activities amounting to RM9.5 million.The sum was
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Shafee claims trial to money laundering, false statement charges

  • Sep 13, 2018
Prominent lawyer Muhammad Shafee Abdullah has been charged with two counts of money laundering and two counts of making false statements.He pleaded not guilty to all charges, which were read out at the Kuala Lumpur Sessions Court today.According to the charge sheet, Shafee was alleged to have engaged in two counts of money laundering activities by receiving proceeds from illegal activities amounting to RM9.5 million.The sum was allegedly transferred to Shafee in two tranches from a bank account
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Ex-top judge Gopal Sri Ram leads prosecution team against Shafee

  • Sep 13, 2018
The Attorney-General's Chambers has appointed former Federal Court judge Gopal Sri Ram to head the prosecution team in a case against prominent lawyer Muhammad Shafee Abdullah.Gopal was roped in by the AGC on a pro bono basis late last month to prepare charges for 1MDB-linked cases.MACC arrested Shafee at KLIA at 6am this morning. He is expected to face money-laundering charges later today.Shafee is currently the defence counsel for former prime minister Najib Abdul Razak, who has been charged w
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1MDB: Lawyer Shafee Abdullah expected to be charged under Amla

  • Sep 13, 2018
A top lawyer for BN and Umno, Muhammad Shafee Abdullah, is expected to be charged at the KL Sessions Court this morning for alleged money laundering in relation to 1MDB.MACC deputy chief commissioner Azam Baki confirmed this, saying that Shafee will be charged under the Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Terrorism Financing and Proceeds of Unlawful Activities Act (Amla) 2001.We understands that Shafee was picked up by a team of investigators at about 6am at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport earlie
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Bar Council urged to act against Shafee for RM9.5m payment

  • Sep 9, 2018
The Bar Council has been urged to take action against lawyer Muhammad Shafee Abdullah for allegedly receiving RM9.5 million from former prime minister Najib Abdul Razak."We urge the Bar Council to uphold the rule of law and to invoke the provisions stipulated in the Legal Profession Act 1976 and to take necessary action against Shafee inter alia, by lodging a complaint with the disciplinary board," Perak DAP legal bureau chief Leong Cheok Keng said in a statement today.Shafee purportedly receive
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'New info' confirms Najib paid Shafee RM9.5m

  • Sep 7, 2018
The Attorney-General's Chambers (AGC) has submitted "new information" to the Court of Appeal that shows then prime minister Najib Abdul Razak paying RM9.5 million to lawyer Shafee Abdullah between 2013 and 2014.The new evidence was submitted by special task officer to the attorney-general in an affidavit which included bank transaction details of Najib's and Shafee's bank accounts.It also included a copy of two cheques from Najib dated Sept 11, 2013, and February 14, 2014, to Shafee for RM4.3 mi
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