Malaysian ex PM Najib Razak

Judge says Najib has case to answer in corruption trial

KUALA LUMPUR (Nov 11): A Malaysian judge ordered former Malaysian premier Najib Razak to defend himself against a charge of abuse of power in the trial involving a former unit of troubled state-owned investment firm 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB).

Najib appeared in a Kuala Lumpur court on Monday, when the judge announced that the case, his first to go to trial, will proceed.

The former prime minister's involvement in the ex-1MDB unit was "pervasive and imperious" and his conduct showed personal interest beyond that of the public office, the judge said.

Judge to decide if 1MDB charges against Najib have merit

(Nov 11): A Malaysian court is set to decide if prosecutors have made a sufficient case against ex-premier Najib Razak in the trial involving a former unit of troubled state-owned investment firm 1MDB.

Najib is set to appear in a Kuala Lumpur court on Monday, when the judge will announce whether the charges against him will be struck out or if the case will proceed by ordering him to enter his defense. Najib has consistently denied any wrongdoing.

Amhari: Jho Low told me, Azlin to open BSI accounts to win Penang in GE13

KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 4): At least two overseas bank accounts were opened and managed by Low Taek Jho to place political funds on behalf of Datuk Seri Najib Razak to help Barisan Nasional win Penang in the 13th General Election (GE13), the High Court was told today.

Najib's former special officer Datuk Amhari Efendi Nazaruddin revealed in court today that Low, also known as Jho Low, had approached him and his then-superior in the Prime Minister's Office (PMO), the late Datuk Azlin Alias, to use their names to open two accounts in Swiss bank BSI back in 2012.

1MDB witness says Jho Low held 'extraordinary powers'

(Sept 3): Former Malaysian leader Najib Razak is facing the biggest set of charges yet in his second 1MDB trial, which is set to shed light on the troubled state fund’s billion-dollar bond deals and acquisitions.

Ex-Malaysia PM Najib Razak faces court for biggest 1MDB corruption trial

(Aug 28): Malaysia’s former leader Najib Razak appeared in court Wednesday to stand trial to 25 money-laundering and corruption charges linked to 1MDB, his biggest case related to the troubled state fund.

IRB slaps Najib with $500 mil tax bill

KUALA LUMPUR (Apr 1): The Inland Revenue Board (IRB) has slapped Datuk Seri Najib Razak with an extra tax bill of around RM1.5 billion ($498 million) for 2011-2017.

Sources say the amount is on top of what the former prime minister had paid based on his declared income for that seven years.

The IRB sent a letter to Najib just over a week ago stating the extra tax he has to pay, sources say.

Najib's SRC trial postponed

KUALA LUMPUR (Feb 11): Former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s trial linked to SRC International Sdn Bhd has been postponed.

According to report from Sin Chew Daily, the Court of Appeal allowed Najib’s application for a stay of his trial that was due to start tomorrow at the Kuala Lumpur High Court.

The decision came after Court of Appeal’s three-member panel, comprising Datuk Ahmadi Asnawi, Datuk Mohamad Zabidin Mohd Diah and Datuk Yew Jen Kie, called for a 30-minute stand down, subsequent to hearing arguments presented by the prosecution and the defence.

Najib pleads not guilty to tampering 1MDB final audit report; bail granted at RM0.5 mil

SINGAPORE (Dec 12): Former Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak claimed trial earlier today at the Malaysian Sessions Court for allegedly tampering with a 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) final audit report.

See: Najib arrested for alleged tampering of 1MDB report

He pleaded not guilty to his offences and was released on a RM0.5 million ($0.16 million) bail.

Former 1MDB CEO Arul Kanda arrested; to appear in court with Najib on Wednesday

SINGAPORE (Dec 11): Former CEO of embattled state fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) has been arrested earlier today at 10.30am by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) for tampering the 1MDB final audit report.

The MACC arrested Arul Kanda shortly after he came into the MACC headquarters earlier today at 9.30am to give a statement, apparently on the alleged alterations in the 1MDB final audit report.

Najib arrested for alleged tampering of 1MDB report

SINGAPORE (Dec 10): Malaysia’s ex-prime minister, Najib Razak, has been arrested yet again by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC). But this time, over the “tampering” of the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) final audit report.

Najib arrived at the MACC headquarters earlier today at 10.40am, apparently to assist in investigations regarding the above allegations. He was later arrested at about 11.00am.

At around 1.20pm, Najib was released after posting bail.

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