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25/05 9:04 am The forthcoming 14GE will decide whether Najib can outwit 30 million ..

The forthcoming 14th General Election will decide whether the Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Razak can outwit 30 million Malaysians with the international multi-billion dollar 1MDB money-laundering scandal which has given Malaysia the infamy and ignominy of a global kleptocracy. The spurious assertion by the Minister for Communications and Multimedia, Datuk Seri Salleh Said Keruak, []

24/05 5:44 pm Singapore Convicts Fifth Person Involved in 1MDB-Related Cases

by Andrea Tan Bloomberg May 24, 2017 Kelvin Ang Wee Keng was fined S$9,000 ($6,477) after he admitted that he made a corrupt payment to an analyst in a Singapore case related to 1Malaysia Development Bhd investigations. Ang, 35, was a broker with Kim Eng Securities Pte until 2 and made about S$100,000 annually in []

24/05 8:57 am Malaysians do not know whether to laugh or to cry!

Malaysians do not know whether to laugh or to cry! The Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Razak claimed that his government is No. 1 in the world in transparency and government delivery when presenting the Government Transformation programme (GTP) yesterday, but on the same day, TIME magazine included Najib in its list of five world []

23/05 4:01 pm 5 World Leaders Less Popular than President Donald Trump

Ian Bremmer TIME May 22, 2017 RISK REPORT Donald Trump had a historically bad series of news cycles this month, right up until he left the country on an overseas trip last week. But believe it or not, Trumpcurrently with an approval rating just under 40 percentis sitting pretty compared to some of the worlds []

21/05 12:30 am Patriotic and right-thinking Malaysians must condemn and smack down ..

This year is the 60th National Day Anniversary celebration to mark the nations independence on August 31, 1957. Unfortunately, instead of a more united, harmonious, progressive and prosperous Malaysia, we see Malaysia falling behind more countries in various fields of human endeavor in the past six decades, and what is worse, there are []

19/05 2:28 pm Irony of ironies Wasatiyyah for the world but no wasatiyyah at home

Irony of Ironies Wasatiyyah for the world but no wasatiyyah at home. Instead, there is growing tataruf. The Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Razak has been promoting the Wasatiyyah (moderation) principles of justice, balance and excellence in the past few years in his international campaign for the Global Movement of Moderates (GMM) embracing all []

18/05 2:52 pm Kamarul Zamans police report against Hannah Yeoh raises the question ..

Kamarul Zaman Yusofs false and malicious police report against Selangor Speaker and DAP Selangor State Assemblywoman for Subang Jaya, Hannah Yeoh, accusing her of proselytization of Muslims with the publication of her autobiography Being Hannah, raises the question whether he is fit and proper to be a lecturer of plural Malaysias public universities. It is []

17/05 8:24 am Best Wishes to Hadi for swift recovery from heart surgery to the best of ..

I congratulate PAS President, Datuk Hadi Awang on a successful heart surgery and convey to him my best wishes for his swift recovery to the best of health. We may have different political positions, but it is a test of maturity of Malaysian political leaders in a democratic system that political leaders must always be []

16/05 12:22 am The Sorry Shape of the Malaysian Ship of State

M. Bakri Musa May 16, 2017 A nation is like a boat on a river. Face the craft in the wrong direction and it would end up downstream in the marshy delta in short order, with minimal or no effort. It would languish there in the mud, at the mercy of the tides and floods. []

16/05 8:31 am Curiouser and curiouser as there is no way PAS can win 40 parliamentary ..

Lewis Carolls Alice in Wonderland phraseology of curiouser and curiouser comes to mind as there is no way PAS can win 40 parliamentary seats and five state governments without some form of electoral arrangement or alliance with UMNO. The results of the general elections since 1959 shows that PAS achieved its best results in the []

14/05 3:14 pm Will UMNO concede to PAS the 40 parliamentary seats and five state ..

Malaysians must put to rest once and for all the spectre and threat of May 13 racial riots in the 14th General Election by demonstrating that Malaysia is a normal democratic country where voters can peacefully and democratically through the ballot box elect a new government coalition in Putrajaya to look after the interests of []

12/05 4:17 pm Call for appointment of an Independent Prosecutor to investigate into ..

The prosecution of Khairuddin Abu Hassan and lawyer Matthias Chang under Section 124L of the Penal Code for allegedly attempting to sabotage Malaysias banking and financial institutions is among the worst examples of malicious prosecution by the Attorney-General Tan Sri Mohd Apandi Ali to protect the Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Razak at all costs []

12/05 11:00 am In playing the race and religious cards at 71stUMNO anniversary, Najib has ..

In playing the race and religious cards at the 71stUMNO anniversary last night, the Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Razaak has wiped out the credibility of his Vesak Day speech that extremism should be very few on the fringe. This is because Najib had given extremism the centre stage when he said last night:For PAS, []

11/05 2:30 pm UMNOs 71st Anniversary Superlative Achievement Turning Malaysia into a ..

Double felicitations are in order today. Firstly, to UMNO for its 71st anniversary and its superlative achievement in its 71-year history turning Malaysia into a global kleptocracy which no UMNO member or leader, past or present, including the previous six UMNO Presidents, Datuk Onn Jaafar, Tengku Abdul Rahman, Tun Razak, Tun Hussein, Tun Mahathir []

10/05 3:29 pm Isnt Malaysias new-found infamy as global kleptocracy and MACCs drive for ..

The Chief Commissioner of Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) Datuk Dzulkifli Ahmad, who launched the Anti-Corruption Revolution Movement (GERAH) two days ago, has said in an exclusive interview that the MACC had set a three-year deadline for Malaysia to move high up the Transparency International (TI) Corruption Perception Index (CPI). The question that immediately comes to []

10/05 9:30 am Bandar Malaysia fallout: Two relieved of duties, say reports

Trinna Leong Straits Times 10th May 2017 Minister and 1MDB president are said to be no longer in charge of key projects linked to state fund The fallout continues over the aborted Bandar Malaysia property development deal, as reports emerged yesterday that key personnel tasked with negotiating the multibillion-dollar project have been relieved of their []

9/05 10:41 am 10 Male Muslim Scholars Who Resist Islamic Punishments

Junaid Jahangir Assistant Professor MacEwan University Posted: 05/08/2017 12:47 pm EDT Updated: 05/08/2017 3:51 pm EDT Huffington Post The Pan Malaysian Islamic Party clerics recently declared liberal Muslims as a threat to Islam as they reject the hudud (punishments under Islamic law). They vowed to wipe them out. Such rhetoric is not unique to []

8/05 12:28 am Najibs upbeat take on 1MDB called into question

Jeevan Vasagar in Singapore Financial Times 7th May 2017 Property failure and Abu Dhabi deal leave taxpayer on the hook, says MP In an ebullient New Years message, Najib Razak declared that1MDBs major challenges were behind it. But critics of the Malaysian prime minister have seized on two apparent reversals as evidence that efforts to []

8/05 12:14 am End to 1MDB saga still elusive after Bandar Malaysia setback

Shannon Teoh Straits Times 8th May 2017 The chief of state fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), Mr Arul Kanda, was last Tuesday personally overseeing the dry run for Prime Minister Najib Razaks site visit the next day to the Bandar Malaysia development. Over a year ago, Mr Arul brokered the deal to sell 60 per []

8/05 9:02 am How many Malaysians will believe that I want to be Prime Minister of ..

In the last 24 hours, I came across three items on the social media in the vicious demonization campaign launched by UMNO/BN propagandists and cyberbroopers in the run-up to the 14th General Election to paint me as a devil, a puaka, even jembalang; that I am anti-Malay, anti-Islam; cause of May 13, 1969 riots; a []

7/05 6:06 pm Call on Malaysians, regardless of race, religion and region, to be united ..

It was always an inspiring occasion to attend a DAP function in Petaling Jaya, which had for decades been the DAP fort in the political struggle for an united, just, democratic and progressive Malaysia. What made tonights DAP dinner even more significant are two events. Firstly, the presentation by two of the countrys most patriotic []

6/05 1:14 am On 60th National Day Celebrations in 2017, Malaysians should ask why in ..

Malaysia will be celebrating our 60th National Day anniversary in four months time. On the 60th National Day Celebrations in 2017, Malaysians should ask why in the past few years, they feel shy when overseas to admit they are Malaysians, when they had never felt ashamed to do so for 52 years under the first []

5/05 8:14 am Broken Bandar Malaysia deal raises questions anew over 1MDB debts

Trinna Leong Straits Times 5th May 2017 The financial troubles surrounding debt-laden state fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) were supposed to fade away quietly before Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak called a general election, due by the middle of next year. But the aborted plan involving the sale of a 60 per cent stake in []

4/05 5:21 pm Malaysia and Abu Dhabi strike a deal over 1MDB

Economist Apr 27th 2017 A mammoth financial scandal is being brushed under the carpet FOR the past year 1MDB a Malaysian state investment firm at the heart of one of the worlds biggest financial scandals has been locked in dispute with IPIC, a sovereign-wealth fund from the oil-rich emirate of Abu Dhabi, with []

4/05 8:32 am 1MDB-linked Bandar Malaysia property deal falls through

Reme Ahmad South-east Asia Editor Straits Times 4th May 2017 Bandar Malaysia, the countrys biggest real estate project, is looking for a new master developer after the government made a surprise announcement last night to cancel a deal with a Malaysia-China consortium, saying the buyers failed to meet payment obligations. In late 2 , Malaysias Iskandar []

3/05 10:21 pm Spinning 1MDBs lopsided settlement

P Gunasegaram Malaysiakini 2 May 2017 A QUESTION OF BUSINESS Desperation causes stupidity to rise to the fore. Take 1MDB and the way it spins its so-called settlement with Abu Dhabis International Petroleum Investment Company (IPIC), the parent company of Aabar Investments PJS. There was a dispute and it was settled, but there was no []

3/05 10:12 pm Malaysias $1.7 billion property deal to cut 1MDB debt falls through

Wed May 3, 2017 Reuters A $1.7 billion property deal that was expected to ease the debt burden of Malaysian state fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) fell through on Wednesday, complicating Prime Minister Najib Razaks efforts to move on from a financial scandal surrounding the fund. TRX City Sdn Berhad, a former 1MDB division now []

1/05 11:58 am 60th National Day Celebrations should cause all Malaysians to reset ..

Malaysia will be celebrating our 60th National Day anniversary in four months time. It is an occasion for all Malaysians, regardless of race, religion, region or even politics, to re-set nation-building directions and policies for Malaysians to compete with the rest of the world and not to fight among ourselves to be more divided and []

1/05 9:52 am Federal Court bans investment fund managers for 10 years

BEN BUTLER, Melbourne and AMANDA HODGE South East Asia correspondent The Australian April 27, 2017 Two Gold Coast men involved in a funds management business linked to Malaysias 1MDB scandal are to be banned from corporate life for a decade over their mismanagement of Australian investors money. Federal Court judge Jonathan Beach yesterday said he []

1/05 9:36 am Mauritius next in line in DOJ 1MDB probe?

Independent Singapore April 30, 2017 With reports that the US Department of Justice (DOJ)- which is looking into the role of Goldman Sachs Groups in raising almost US$6 billion (S$8.3 billion) for Malaysias 1MDB investment fund is asking questions about money flowing through accounts linked to Tim Leissner, a surprise might be in store. []

29/04 1:53 pm 1MDB settlement a high price for Malaysia

IFR Asia 989 April 29, 2017 The 1MDB saga reached a predictable and sickening milestone last Monday when the Malaysian investment fund said it had reached an out-of-court settlement with the Middle Eastern guarantor of two US dollar bonds totalling US$3.5bn. 1MDBs agreement with Abu Dhabis International Petroleum Investment Company was predictable, inasmuch as the []

29/04 1:31 pm As MO1, Prime Minister Najib should recuse himself from being the final ..

Although Finance Minister II Datuk Johari Abdul Ghani was appointed with the specific task to complete the rationalization and resolution of the 1MDB scandal, he is on public record that he was not involved in the arbitration settlement negotiations and had not been briefed before the settlement was concluded. He said that although he was []

28/04 7:47 pm 1MDB Prosecutors Said to Eye Ex-Goldman Bankers Money Moves

by Greg Farrell , Andrea Tan , and Keri Geiger Bloomberg April 28, 2017 U.S. prosecutors investigating Goldman Sachs Group Inc.s role in raising almost $6 billion for Malaysias 1MDB investment fund are asking questions about money flowing through accounts linked to Tim Leissner, the lead banker behind the transactions, according to people familiar with []

28/04 9:19 am When was Johari removed by the Cabinet or Prime Minister as the final ..

Although Finance Minister II Datuk Johari Abdul Ghani has denied contradicting Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak over the arbitration settlement between 1MDB and International Petroleum Investment Company (IPIC), he has clearly tried to dissociate and distance himself from the settlement. It is therefore quite unworthy of him to allege that DAP PJ Utara, Tony Pua, []

27/04 1:30 pm Chequebook diplomacy

By Una Galani BreakingViews Reuters 27 April 2017 Malaysia will bear most of the burden of 1MDB. Abu Dhabi helped the Southeast Asian nation finance the upstart sovereign fund back in 2 . It subsequently looked like the Gulf emirate would share a large part of the multi-billion dollar fallout relating to the fund, now the []

27/04 7:47 am The overkill campaign to convince Malaysians that 1MDB scandal has finally ..

After the arbitration settlement between 1MDB and Abu Dhabis International Petroleum Investment Corporation (IPIC), the UMNO/BN Government propaganda machinery went into an overdrive to convince Malaysians that the 1MDB international kleptocratic money-laundering scandal had been resolved and settled once and for all. But the propaganda campaign committed the fatal sin of doing an overkill, like []

26/04 6:35 pm Italians probe Emirati for alleged insider trading in UniCredit

Davide Ghiglione in Milan, Simeon Kerr in Dubai and Caroline Binham in London Financial Times APRIL 24, 2017 Prosecutors looking at involvement of a former managing director of Abu Dhabis Ipic Italian prosecutors are investigating a former Emirati sovereign wealth fund official over allegations of insider trading in UniCredit shares in 2010 as the fallout []

26/04 4:25 pm Is Malaysia fast becoming a rogue state in todays international society?

The Information Ministrys Special Affairs Division (Jasa), which has been assigned the special task of exonerating the Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Razak and the Malaysian government of any responsibility for the 1MDB kleptocratic scandal, made a startling statement when its director general, Datuk Mohd Puad Zakashi, said that the arbitration settlement between 1MDB and []

26/04 12:29 am Malaysia to Pay $1.2 Billion to Abu Dhabi Fund Over 1MDB Scandal

By NEIL GOUGH New York Times APRIL 24, 2017 HONG KONG In 2 , with help from Goldman Sachs, a Malaysian sovereign wealth fund called 1Malaysia Development Berhad sold $3.5 billion worth of bonds backed by an Abu Dhabi government fund to help it purchase power plants. But behind the scenes, American officials have claimed, []

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Focus on 1MDB allows other abuses to go unnoticed, .. - Mkini
Malaysiakini (subscription) Focus on 1MDB allows other abuses to go unnoticed, economist warns Malaysiakini (subscription) However, economist Jomo Kwame Sundaram now warns that the focus on 1MDB has allowed other excesses to go relatively unnoticed. As an example, the former United Nations ..
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Jomo: Foreign political funding always raises red flag .. - FMT
Free Malaysia Today Jomo: Foreign political funding always raises red flag Free Malaysia Today Another panellist, prominent human rights lawyer Syahredzan Johan proposed that a law be enacted to clearly spell out the role of a caretaker government from the time parliament was dissolved for a ..

Indonesia probes suicide attack that killed 3 .. - CNA
Channel NewsAsia Indonesia probes suicide attack that killed 3 policemen Channel NewsAsia Indonesia's elite anti-terror squad was Thursday investigating a suicide bombing attack near a busy Jakarta bus station that killed three policemen. AFP/FERNANDO. 25 May 2017 12:25PM (Updated: 25 May 2017 ..

Mahathir bemoans 'loss' of Proton, says more assets .. - FMT
Free Malaysia Today Mahathir bemoans 'loss' of Proton, says more assets may be sold Free Malaysia Today The former prime minister says Proton may do splendidly after Geely buys over a 49.9% stake but that he cannot be proud of the success of something that does not belong to him or his country. ..