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Malaysian ex-leader, former 1MDB head charged

Dec 12, 2018 - 12:45 PM

Malaysian ex-leader Najib Razak has now been hit with a total of 39 charges since losing power, most related to his alleged role in looting 1MDB

1MDB SCANDAL In this file photo, Former Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak arrives for a court appearance at the Duta court complex in Kuala Lumpur on July 4, 2018. File photo by Mohd Rasfan/AFP

Malaysia financier faces new charges in 1MDB scandal

Dec 05, 2018 - 5:05 PM

Fugitive Malaysian financier Low Taek Jho, commonly known as Jho Low, faces new charges of laundering more than $1.0 billion, in a massive corruption scandal surrounding state fund 1MDB

MORE CHARGES. A motorist rides past a hoarding at the construction site of the 1 Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) flagship Tun Razak Exchange in Kuala Lumpur on July 8, 2015. File photo by Manan Vatsayana/AFP

Facebook refuses to delete post critical of Singapore gov't

Nov 10, 2018 - 5:51 PM

Singapore's government agencies slam the posted Facebook article as 'clearly false, defamatory, and attacks Singapore'

FACEBOOK. A big logo created from pictures of Facebook users worldwide is pictured in the company's Data Center, its first outside the US on November 7, 2013 in Lulea, in Swedish Lapland. File photo by Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP

Malaysian in 1MDB scandal denies wrongdoing after U.S. charges

Nov 02, 2018 - 2:42 PM

Low Taek Jho, commonly known as Jho Low, is still at large. His current whereabouts are unknown, although reports have suggested he is in China.

CONTROVERSIAL. This file photo taken on September 22, 2015 shows a Malaysian woman walking past a billboard with the 1 Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) logo at the funds flagship Tun Razak Exchange construction site in Kuala Lumpur. File photo by Manan Vatsyayana/AFP

Malaysian leader Mahathir, 93, feeling his age

Nov 01, 2018 - 10:25 PM

The nonagenarian leader jokes during an interview: 'I should be dead now, actually'

Malaysia's Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad speaks during an interview with Agence France-Presse (AFP) in Putrajaya on November 1, 2018. Six months after winning power in a shock election victory, Mahathir, the world's oldest leader at 93, concedes he's exhausted as he battles to rebuild a "destroyed" government. Mohd RASFAN / AFP

Malaysian opposition leader charged in $26 million graft case

Oct 19, 2018 - 6:24 PM

Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, a former deputy premier and ally of scandal-mired ex-leader Najib Razak, is accused of crimes that include accepting bribes to award government contracts and money-laundering

Wife of ex-Malaysian leader charged with money laundering

Oct 04, 2018 - 10:55 AM

(UPDATED) Rosmah Mansor, wife of former prime minister Najib Razak, is released on bail after spending the night in detention at the office of the country's anti-corruption agency

Rosmah Mansor (top C), wife of former Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak, is escorted by police personnel during her arrival at court in Kuala Lumpur on October 4, 2018. Photo by Manan Vatsyayana/AFP

Malaysia ex-PM's wife quizzed for almost 13 hours in graft probe

Sep 26, 2018 - 11:52 PM

Officials are said to be in the final stages of investigating Rosmah Mansor over the alleged looting of state fund 1MDB and she could reportedly be charged soon

MAGNET OF CONTROVERSY. Rosmah Mansor (center), the wife of former Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak, leaves the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission headquarters after giving a statement in Putrajaya, on the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur, on June 5, 2018. File photo by Mohd Rasfan/AFP

Lawyer for ex-Malaysian leader Najib arrested, charged

Sep 13, 2018 - 6:40 PM

Shafee Abdullah is slapped with 4 money laundering charges at the Sessions Court, where he pleaded not guilty and was released on bail

ARRESTED. Shafee Abdullah, (C), chief lawyer of Malaysia's former prime minister Najib Razak is escorted by Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) officers to a court in Kuala Lumpur on September 13, 2018. Photo by Mohd Rasfan/AFP

Malaysian ex-PM Najib charged with money laundering

Aug 08, 2018 - 1:51 PM

Najib Razak pleads not guilty to 3 counts of money laundering. He faces up to 15 years in jail for each charge.

NAJIB RAZAK. Malaysia's former prime minister Najib Razak speaks to the media after being questioned at the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) office in Putrajaya on May 24, 2018. File photo by Mohd Rasfan/AFP

Luxury yacht linked to 1MDB scandal arrives in Malaysia

Aug 07, 2018 - 3:04 PM

(UPDATED) Equanimity belongs to Jho Low, an international financier who allegedly played a central role in the 1MDB controversy that has engulfed former prime minister Najib Razak

EQUANIMITY. The Cayman Island-registered vessel Equanimity, which is reportedly worth some US$250 million and is owned by Jho Low, a former unofficial adviser to the Malaysian fund 1MDB, is pictured at Benoa harbour on Indonesia's resort island of Bali on April 13, 2018. File photo by Sonny Tumbelaka/AFP

Malaysia to take possession of 1MDB-linked yacht from Indonesia

Aug 05, 2018 - 6:40 PM

The Cayman Islands-registered Equanimity is worth $250 million and was bought by a former unofficial adviser of the 1MDB investment fund

Malaysia issues arrest warrant for financier over 1MDB scandal

Jun 08, 2018 - 6:10 PM

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad tells a press conference that authorities were 'trying to arrest Jho Low but he is not in the country'

LOOKING FOR JHO LOW.Malaysia's Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad listens to questions from a journalist during a press conference in Kuala Lumpur on June 1, 2018. Photo by Mohd Rasfan/AFP

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Jun 08, 2018 - 11:00 AM

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MARITIME DISPUTE. A ship of the China Coast Guard near Scarborough Shoal, September 3, 2016. File photo from the Philippine Department of National Defense

Malaysia's central bank chief latest to fall as 1MDB probes accelerate

Jun 06, 2018 - 6:56 PM

(UPDATED) Muhammad Ibrahim is the latest leading public figure to either quit or be forced from his post after the return to power of Mahathir Mohamad

CONTROVERSIAL. Rosmah Mansor (left), wife of the former Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak, arrives to give a statement at the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission headquarters in Putrajaya, outside Kuala Lumpur on June 5, 2018. Photo by Mohd Rasfan/AFP

Malaysia sets up task force to probe 1MDB scandal

May 21, 2018 - 3:47 PM

The special task force will be charged with seizing back assets and pursuing legal action against those suspected of breaking the law in relation to the fund

1MDB TASK FORCE. This picture taken on December 6, 2016 shows Malaysia's former prime minister Mahathir Mohamad speaking during an interview with AFP at his office in Putrajaya. File photo by Manan Vatsyayana/ AFP

Lurid tale of bribery and murder looms anew for Malaysia's Najib Razak

May 19, 2018 - 2:39 PM

Malaysia's new government vows to investigate the unresolved scandals involving its former prime minister, including the mysterious killing of his mistress

ON THE HOT SEAT. Defeated Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak is expected to face more trials on various scandals that hounded him over the years. Photo from Najib's Facebook page

Malaysia's Anwar Ibrahim urges voters to oust scandal-hit government

May 08, 2018 - 9:01 PM

The unlikely Anwar Ibrahim-Mahathir Mohammad partnership is one of the most remarkable aspects of a gruelling campaign for an election many expect to be one of the Malaysia's closest ever

Malaysia's scandal-hit PM faces tough fight as poll battle starts

Apr 28, 2018 - 3:32 PM

The 11-day campaign is formally under way, with 222 parliamentary seats up for grabs

CAMPAIGN TRAIL. Malaysia's Prime Minister Najib Razak waves as he leaves after submitting his documents at the nomination center in Pekan on April 28, 2018. Photo by Mohd Rasfan/AFP

Malaysian PM announces dissolution of parliament for tough election

Apr 06, 2018 - 12:56 PM

Following the dissolution, the election commission will announce the date for the polls in the coming days

ANNOUNCEMENT. A man watches televisions on display at a shopping mall store as Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak announces the dissolution of Parliament as he addresses the nation during a live telecast in Kuala Lumpur on April 6, 2018. Photo by Mohd Rasfan/AFP

Malaysia approves 'fake news' law despite outcry

Apr 03, 2018 - 2:58 PM

The law targets foreign as well as local media, and is seen in part as an effort to silence criticism of the scandal surrounding sovereign wealth fund 1MDB that has rocked the administration of Prime Minister Najib Razak

Malaysia's Mahathir Mohamad named opposition PM candidate

Jan 08, 2018 - 12:46 PM

The former long-time Prime Minister agrees to make way for jailed opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim – his former nemesis turned political ally – to become prime minister on his release from prison if Anwar is granted a royal pardon

HE'S BACK. Former Malaysian prime minister Mahathir Mohamad delivers a speech after he was elected as the opposition's prime ministerial candidate during the four-party coalition Pact of Hope (Pakatan Harapan) convention in Shah Alam, outside Kuala Lumpur on January 7, 2018. Photo by Mohd Rasfan/AFP

Singapore hands life ban to banker in 1MDB-linked cases

Dec 19, 2017 - 2:49 PM

Singapore bans a jailed banker from working in its financial services industry for life over his links to the international money-laundering scandal involving neighboring Malaysia's state fund 1MDB

The logo of the Monetary Authority of Singapore is seen on its main building in Singapore on May 24, 2016. Roslan Rahman/AFP

Malaysia's Mahathir quizzed as political tensions rise

Dec 13, 2017 - 6:48 PM

Political tensions are rising, with Mahathir – who was premier for 22 years – gearing up to take on Prime Minister Najib Razak at elections that must be called by August

QUIZZED. This picture taken on December 6, 2016 shows Malaysia's former prime minister Mahathir Mohamad speaking during an interview with Agence France-Presse at his office in Putrajaya. Manan Vatsyayana/AFP

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Jul 19, 2017 - 8:16 PM

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Former Malaysia leader challenges PM to attend 1MDB meet

Jul 19, 2017 - 8:21 AM

Mahathir 92 has come out of retirement from politics formed his own party and joined forces with his old foe Anwar Ibrahim in an opposition alliance that aims to unseat Najib at elections due by 2018

This picture taken on December 6, 2016 shows Malaysia's former prime minister Mahathir Mohamad speaking during an interview with AFP at his office in Putrajaya. Manan Vatsyayana/AFP

Berita selebriti hari ini: Rabu, 28 Juni 2017

Jun 28, 2017 - 9:58 AM

Rangkuman berita seputar selebriti dan dunia hiburan yang tidak boleh Anda lewatkan

Model Miranda Kerr turns in $8.1M in jewelry tied to Malaysia scandal

Jun 28, 2017 - 6:58 AM

Kerr is among a number of celebrities who have been sucked into the scandal involving the Malaysian fund called 1Malaysia Development Bhd or 1MDB

In this photo, Miranda Kerr attends the 'Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garcons: Art Of The In-Between' Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 1, 2017 in New York City. Mike Coppola/Getty Images for People.com/AFP

Diduga terkait skandal 1MDB, Leonardo diCaprio serahkan Piala Oscar

Jun 17, 2017 - 8:07 PM

Piala Oscar milik Marlon Brando diserahkan oleh rumah produksi Red Granite yang didirikan oleh menantu PM Malaysia

PIALA OSCAR. Aktor Leonardo diCaprio serahkan Piala Oscar milik aktor legendaris Marlon Brando ke otoritas Amerika Serikat. Piala Oscar itu diberikan oleh rumah produksi Red Granite yang didirikan oleh menantu PM Najib Razak. Foto oleh Will Oliver/EPA

Singapore fines Credit Suisse, local bank over 1MDB

May 30, 2017 - 12:12 PM

The Monetary Authority of Singapore MAS the country s central bank said it also imposed lifetime bans on two bankers and a 15 year prohibition order on a third

A motorist rides past a hoarding at the construction site of the 1 Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) flagship Tun Razak Exchange in Kuala Lumpur on July 8, 2015. Manan Vatsyayana/AFP

U.S. to charge Malaysia businessman in 1MDB scandal – report

Mar 22, 2017 - 2:07 PM

Allegations that huge sums were misappropriated from the Malaysian state fund 1MDB have triggered a scandal which has buffeted Prime Minister Najib Razak

CONTROVERSIAL. This file photo taken on September 22, 2015 shows a Malaysian woman walking past a billboard with the 1 Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) logo at the funds flagship Tun Razak Exchange construction site in Kuala Lumpur. Manan Vatsyayana/AFP

Swiss charged in Singapore over Malaysia's 1MDB saga

Jan 05, 2017 - 1:15 PM

Jens Fred Sturzenegger 42 who headed the Singapore branch of Swiss lender Falcon Private Bank is slapped with 6 charges for allegedly failing to report suspicious transactions totaling 1 7 billion in March 2013

A motorist rides past a hoarding at the construction site of the 1 Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) flagship Tun Razak Exchange in Kuala Lumpur on July 8, 2015. Manan Vatsyayana/AFP

Singapore jails third banker in Malaysian 1MDB scandal

Dec 22, 2016 - 8:14 PM

Singaporean Yeo Jiawei a former wealth manager with Swiss bank BSI is sentenced to 30 months for witness tampering and obstructing the city state s 1MDB linked investigations

A motorist rides past a hoarding at the construction site of the 1 Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) flagship Tun Razak Exchange in Kuala Lumpur on July 8, 2015.  Manan Vatsyayana/AFP

Najib destroying Malaysia, stoking racial tensions – Mahathir

Dec 07, 2016 - 1:22 PM

Mahathir: He Najib is destroying this country he is bringing in racism very very serious crime has been committed

This picture taken on December 6, 2016 shows Malaysia's former prime minister Mahathir Mohamad speaking during an interview with Agence France-Presse at his office in Putrajaya. Manan Vatsyayana/AFP

Malaysian PM eyes snap poll, vows fight to the death

Dec 01, 2016 - 3:46 PM

It is the first time Malaysian leader Najib Razak has signaled he may bring forward polls not due until mid 2018

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak (R) arrives to address the annual congress of his ruling party, the United Malays National Organisation (UMNO) in Kuala Lumpur on December 1, 2016. Manan Vatsyayana/AFP

Malaysia frees anti-PM protest leader amid condemnation

Nov 28, 2016 - 7:18 PM

Maria Chin has been freed She is cheerful her lawyer Gurdial Singh Nijar says

FREED. This Picture taken on November 11, 2016 shows Maria Chin Abdullah (L), chair of civil-society alliance Bersih talking during her door-to-door canvassing ahead their demonstration in the capital Kuala Lumpur to demand Najib's resignation in Malaysia's northern town of Ipoh. File photo by Mohd Rasfan /AFP

Top Malaysia political cartoonist arrested

Nov 27, 2016 - 7:49 AM

The move to detain Zulkifli Anwar Ulhaque – who goes by the pen name Zunar – is denounced as the latest sign of pressure on government critics

In this photograph taken on Februaury 14, 2015, Malaysian cartoonist Zulkifli Anwar Ulhaque, popularly known as Zunar, poses with handcuffs ahead of a book-launch event in Kuala Lumpur. Manan Vatsyayana/AFP

Ribuan warga turun ke jalan di Malaysia tuntut PM Najib diganti

Nov 19, 2016 - 12:41 PM

Sebelum demo digelar hari ini polisi telah menangkap pimpinan kelompok yang akan berunjuk rasa

MUNDUR. Seorang anak kecil (tengah) tengah berdiri di belakang sebuah poster bertuliskan "Najib Mundur" di saat demonstrasi bersih akan melakukan aksi mereka pada Sabtu, 19 November di Ipoh, bagian timur laut Malaysia. Foto oleh Mohd Rasfan/AFP

Malaysian police arrest organizer of anti-PM rally

Nov 18, 2016 - 8:53 PM

The arrest of Maria Chin Abdullah chair of the pro reform NGO alliance Bersih looks likely to raise tensions further before Saturday s rally in Kuala Lumpur which a pro government rightist group is vowing to disrupt

MARIA CHIN ABDULLAH. Maria Chin Abdullah, chairperson of the coalition of Malaysian NGOs and activist groups known as Bersih, that also translates as "clean" in the local Malay language, speaks with journalists in Kuala Lumpur on September 14, 2016. File photo by Manan Vastsyayana/AFP

Malaysia's Najib warns protesters over violence ahead of demonstration

Nov 17, 2016 - 2:36 PM

Leading NGO and civil society alliance Bersih called the rally in the capital to demand the scandal tainted prime minister s resignation on November 19

A child (C) stands behind a placard reading 'Please Step Down Najib' as members of civil-society alliance Bersih posing for pictures ahead their demonstration in the capital Kuala Lumpur to demand Najib's resignation in Malaysia's northern town of Ipoh, November 11, 2016. Mohd Rasfan/AFP

Malaysia opposition MP sentenced to jail over 1MDB leak

Nov 14, 2016 - 5:59 PM

Rafizi is convicted of violating the country s Official Secrets Act by revealing parts of an Auditor General s report into the scandal swirling around the state owned fund 1MDB

RAFIZI RAMLI. This picture taken on February 15, 2013 shows Rafizi Ramli in Kuala Lumpur. File photo by Saeed Khan/ AFP

Singaporean banker jailed for role in Malaysia 1MDB saga

Nov 11, 2016 - 6:44 PM

Prosecutors says Yak Yew Chee a former managing director at the Singapore branch of Swiss bank BSI helped manage funds linked to 1MDB which was set up by Najib with the help of Malaysian financier Low Taek Jho

1MDB SAGA. A motorist rides past a hoarding at the construction site of the 1 Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) flagship Tun Razak Exchange in Kuala Lumpur on July 8, 2015. File photo by Manan Vatsayana/AFP

Leonardo DiCaprio terlibat investigasi penyelewengan dana di Malaysia

Oct 19, 2016 - 10:19 AM

Dana tersebut diduga membiayai film ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’ yang dibintanginya

Leonardo DiCaprio ikut serta membantu Departemen Kehakiman AS untuk mengungkapkan kasus dugaan penggelapan dana terkait produksi film 'The Wolf of Wall Street'. Foto oleh Christophe Archambault/AFP.

Singapore shuts down second bank linked to 1MDB

Oct 11, 2016 - 11:45 AM

Monetary Authority of Singapore MAS orders Falcon Bank to cease operations in the city state because of serious failures in anti money laundering AML controls and improper conduct by senior management

The logo of the Monetary Authority of Singapore is seen on its main building in Singapore on May 24, 2016. Roslan Rahman/AFP

2 more Singapore private bankers charged in 1MDB saga

Oct 10, 2016 - 9:19 PM

Yak Yew Chee and Yvonne Seah were both hit with 7 charges – 3 for forgery and 4 for failing to report suspicious transactions court documents show

THE 1MDB SAGA. Yvonne Seah (L), who worked formerly for Swiss private bank BSI, leaves with her lawyer from the State court in Singapore on October 10, 2016. Photo by Roslan Rahman/ AFP

Malaysia's 1MDB scandal involved 'Ponzi scheme' – Swiss prosecutor

Oct 05, 2016 - 7:14 PM

The Swiss attorney general opened an investigation into the troubled 1Malaysia Development Berhad 1MDB in August 2015 following allegations that some of the money allegedly stolen from the fund had passed through Swiss banks

A motorist rides past a hoarding at the construction site of the 1 Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) flagship Tun Razak Exchange in Kuala Lumpur on July 8, 2015. Manan Vatsyayana/AFP

It's official: Malaysia PM outed as key scandal figure

Sep 02, 2016 - 11:54 AM

The admission confirms widespread suspicions that Najib was Malaysian Official 1 mentioned in a Justice Department lawsuit filed in July

NAJIB RAZAK. This file photo taken on July 31, 2016 shows Malaysia's Prime Minister Najib Razak smiling as he leaves after the Warriors' Day Celebration in Putrajaya, outside Kuala Lumpur. MOHD RASFAN / AFP

Singapore launches unit to fight money laundering

Aug 01, 2016 - 3:27 PM

Singapore s central bank formally launches a unit to fight money laundering strengthening the financial hub s safeguards against illicit fund flows

The logo of the Monetary Authority of Singapore is seen on its main building in Singapore on May 24, 2016. Roslan Rahman/AFP

New Malaysia security law debuts as Najib fights critics

Aug 01, 2016 - 2:36 PM

Critics accuse Prime Minister Najib Razak and his government of enacting the law and other tough recent legislation to ward off political and legal challenges

A general view of the Prime Minister's Office building in Putrajaya, Malaysia, 03 April 2013. Ahmad Yusni/EPA

US subpoenas Goldman Sachs over 1MDB Malaysia scandal

Jul 30, 2016 - 5:14 PM

US regulators want to see if Goldman Sachs followed US banking laws that requires banks and financial institutions to report suspicious transactions

1MDB. A Malaysian woman walks past a billboard with the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) logo in Kuala Lumpur, September 22, 2015. File photo by Manan Vatsyayana/AFP