Home Topics 1MDB

1MDB

Switzerland opens criminal probe tied to Angola fund

Swiss authorities have raided multiple sites as part of a money-laundering probe tied to Angola's sovereign wealth fund, the top prosecutor's office said on Tuesday.

Malaysia anti-graft chief was ‘sent a bullet’ for investigating scandal

The head of Malaysia’s anti-graft agency MohdAbdull Shukri, who was restored to the agency by Malaysia’s new government following Najib’s Rasak’s election defeat on May 9, said someone sent a bullet to his home with a warning to stop investigations.

Malaysia’s Mahatir blames ex-premier for $251.7bn debt

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad on Monday, blamed previous government led by former protege Najib Razak for the one trillion ringgit (251.70 billion dollars) in debt.

Bags of cash, jewellery seized from ex-Malaysian premier’s properties

Handbags stuffed with cash, a number of jewellery items and hundreds of expensive purses were among the items seized from apartment units and homes owned by former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak's family, during the second night of police raids in Kuala Lumpur.

Ex-Malaysian premier accuses police of harassment, disturbance

Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak on Thursday accused the police of harassment and disturbance.

Malaysia police raid ex-premier Najib Razak’s residences

Malaysian police teams have raided two residences of former Prime Minister Najib Razak in Kuala Lumpur late on Wednesday, with searches still continuing into Thursday.

Mahathir Mahathir to stay up to two years as Malaysia leader, no deal for...

Malaysia's 92-year-old new leader Mahathir Mohamad said he expects to stay as prime minister for up to two years and vowed not to cut any deals to keep his predecessor out of jail for alleged corruption.
video

AirAsia boss sorry for ‘foolish’ Malaysia poll stunt

AirAsia boss Tony Fernandes on Sunday apologised for a controversial stunt endorsing scandal-tainted Prime Minister Najib Razak before Malaysia's general election, in which he suffered a stunning defeat.

Travel ban slammed on ousted Malaysian premier

Malaysian authorities barred ousted Prime Minister Najib Razak and his wife from leaving the country on Saturday, amid reports that the government was reopening investigations into a multi-billion-dollar graft scandal at a state fund he founded.

Malaysia’s Mahathir Mohamad sworn in, now world’s oldest leader

Ninety-two-year-old Mahathir Mohamad was Thursday sworn in as the world’s oldest elected leader after a stunning election win that swept Malaysia’s establishment from power after more than six decades.

Malaysia’s media company fights fake news law

A Malaysian media company on Friday filed a suit seeking to declare unconstitutional a new law against fake news, which critics say is aimed at curbing dissent and free speech ahead of a May 9 general election.

Malaysia sets election date for May 9

Malaysia will go to the polls on May 9, the country’s election commission said on Tuesday, in a contest set to test Prime Minister, Najib Razak.

Malaysia premier to dissolve parliament paving way for elections

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has announced the dissolution of parliament, paving the way for a general election that will test his hold on power amid allegations of massive corruption in his government.

Malaysian premier pledges $378m salary hikes to civil servants ahead of polls

Prime Minister, Najib Razak, promised on Wednesday 378.04 million dollars (1.46 billion ringgit) in salary hikes to Malaysia’s civil servants, a key vote bank for the ruling coalition in a looming general election.

Malaysian bid to redraw electoral map sparks anger

The Malaysian government sought Wednesday to redraw the electoral map in what critics slammed as a bid to rig forthcoming polls, sparking drama in parliament as an opposition leader was ejected while angry protests raged outside.

Fake news to attract 10 years jail in Malaysia

The Malaysian government Monday proposed a law to combat “fake news” which could see offenders jailed for 10 years, sparking fears authorities aim to stifle criticism as elections loom.

Court jails artist for clown caricature of prime minister

A Malaysian artist was jailed for a month Tuesday for publishing a caricature of scandal-plagued Prime Minister Najib Razak looking like a clown, the latest government critic to be imprisoned.

Malaysia’s Mahathir Mohamad named opposition prime ministerial candidate

Malaysia's veteran ex-leader Mahathir Mohamad was named as the opposition's prime ministerial candidate Sunday as a bruising election battle looms against scandal-plagued premier Najib Razak and his long-ruling coalition.

Recent Stories

Atletico Madrid beat Super Eagles B in five-goal thriller

UEFA Europa League winners Atletico Madrid shaded a five-goal thriller against Super Eagles B today in Uyo to win the GOTV Max Cup.

World Cup: NFF has paid $2.8m to Super Eagles – Amaju Pinnick

The Nigeria Football Federation has commenced the payment of 30 per cent allowance to its players and coaches participating in the 2018 World Cup in Russia, an official said.

Minister: Nigeria records $83 billion investment commitment in 15 months

Nigeria recorded a total investment commitment of 83 billion dollars between January 2017 and March, Mr Okechukwu Enelamah, the Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, said.

NiMet predicts cloudy skies, rainy activities for Wednesday

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted cloudy morning conditions over the Central states of the country on Wednesday with prospects of localised thunderstorm over Yola, Jos, Lafia, Ibi, Makurdi and Abuja.

Police arrest cattle rustlers, recover 32 cows, 26 sheep in Niger

Two suspected cattle rustlers terrorising Eregi Fulani Camp in Katcha Local Government Area of Niger state, have been arrested by the state Police Command.