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Malaysia Set to Add 4M Youth Old Voters this Month

Analysts expect the new youth bloc to be decisive in the next general election.

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1MDB: Jho Low faces new charges in scheme involving Trump

They are accused of running a back-channel campaign to get Mr Trump's government to drop a case.

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US Returns $452 Million In 1MDB Funds To Malaysia

The United States has returned $452 million to Malaysia related to the scandal-hit sovereign wealth fund 1MDB, authorities said Wednesday, as the Southeast Asian nation steps up efforts to recover looted cash.

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US returns $460 million in recovered 1MDB funds to Malaysia


US returns $460 million in recovered 1MDB funds to Malaysia
May 12, 2021 9:45 PM PHT
Reuters
Malaysia on Wednesday, May 12, said the US Department of Justice has returned 1.9 billion ringgit ($460.22 million) of funds recovered from assets related to sovereign fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB).
Malaysian and US investigators say at least $4.5 billion was stolen from 1MDB between 2009 and 2014, in a wide-ranging scandal that has implicated high-level officials, banks, and financial institutions around the world.
The United States has been returning funds it has recovered from seized assets that were allegedly bought with stolen 1MDB money.
Malaysia has so far received 16.05 billion ringgit ($3.89 billion) of seized and repatriated 1MDB funds, the finance ministry said in a statement.

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Dr M claims unaware of 1MDB connection involving Zeti's family members, says appointed to CEP based on her experience


PETALING JAYA: Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has claimed that he did not know family members of former Bank Negara governor Tan Sri Zeti Akhtar Aziz were involved in the 1MDB scandal, according to a report.
Dr Mahathir was quoted by news portal Malaysiakini as saying that Zeti was appointed to be a member of the Council of Eminent Persons (CEP) based on her experience and performance as a central banker, adding that he was not aware of the 1MDB links when she was appointed to the CEP in 2018.
"I didn't know, I didn't know. But, Zeti performed very well as a banker. As a central banker, she is well-known worldwide. I appointed a very well-known person.

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Ex-Goldman banker Roger Ng to return to Malaysia in June to face 1MDB-linked charges | Malaysia


Tuesday, 16 Mar 2021 12:30 PM MYT
Ex-Goldman Sachs banker Roger Ng leaves the federal court in New York May 6, 2019. — Reuters pic
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KUALA LUMPUR, March 16 — Former Goldman Sachs officer, Roger Ng Chong Hwa who was extradited to New York will be returning to Malaysia after June 1 to face charges of abetting with company on the sale of securities notes and bonds valued at US$6.5 billion (RM26.7 billion) belonging to a subsidiary of 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB).
The matter was announced by deputy public prosecutor Norinna Bahadun during case management before High Court Judge Datuk Muhammad Jamil Hussin today.

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Tengku Zafrul insists no quarter given to those found involved in 1MDB scandal | Malaysia


Thursday, 04 Mar 2021 03:50 PM MYT
Finance Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Zafrul Abdul Aziz tables Budget 2021 in Parliament November 6, 2020. ― Bernama pic
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KUALA LUMPUR, March 4 — The government has never compromised in upholding justice and ensuring that those allegedly involved in the 1Malaysia Development Bhd affair to continue facing legal prosecution.
Finance Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Zafrul Abdul Aziz said the recent settlement with Deloitte was part of ongoing efforts by the government against all parties allegedly involved, directly or indirectly, with 1MDB and related entities.
The settlement with Deloitte is the largest 1MDB-related settlement with an audit firm in Southeast Asia, of which, Deloitte agreed to a settlement of RM324 million to settle all claims related to their fiduciary obligations while auditing 1MDB and SRC International Sdn Bhd accounts for the period 2011-2014. 

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Report: Singapore cops told Bank Negara about questionable RM66m cashflows from Jho Low's accounts to firm owned by Zeti's husband and son | Malaysia


Saturday, 27 Feb 2021 08:11 PM MYT
BY ASHMAN ADAM
Former governor of Bank Negara Malaysia Tan Sri Zeti Akhtar Aziz (left) has not responded to allegations concerning a company owned by her husband and son. — Picture by Miera Zulyana
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KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 27 — Singaporean police had tipped off Malaysia’s central bank of suspicious transactions involving a company owned by the husband and son of former Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) governor Tan Sri Zeti Akhtar Aziz, business paper
The Edge reported today.
According to the report, the republic’s Commercial Affairs Department (CAD) had shared this information with BNM in 2015 and 2016, when Zeti was still its governor.

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MACC fails to stay court order to cancel seizure of former minister's money

Kasitah Gaddam to get back RM100,000 that was seized in connection with 1MDB scandal.

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Report: Malaysian govt gets judgment in default in 1MDB ex-lawyer Jasmine Loo's RM2.496m unpaid taxes case | Malaysia


Tuesday, 23 Feb 2021 05:33 PM MYT
BY IDA LIM
The news report cited an anonymous source as confirming that the court had recorded a judgment in default against 1MDB's former general counsel or in-house lawyer Jasmine Loo Ai Swan. — Picture by Yusof Mat Isa
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KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 23 — The High Court has granted the Malaysian government a judgment in default (JID) against 1Malaysia Development Berhad’s (1MDB) former general counsel or in-house lawyer Jasmine Loo Ai Swan, in the lawsuit over the RM2.496 million in taxes that she has yet to pay to the government.

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Former ministers accuse Najib's 2010 Cabinet of 1MDB 'donation' cover-up | Malaysia


Friday, 12 Feb 2021 09:52 AM MYT
BY SHAHRIN AIZAT NOORSHAHRIZAM
Former minister Datuk Dr Xavier Jayakumar was reported as saying that some in the Cabinet have hidden information from the authorities, and urged for the rest of the ministers to come clean. — Bernama pic
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KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 12 ― Two former ministers in the Pakatan Harapan (PH) administration has accused the Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s first Cabinet in 2010 of being complicit in hiding the truth behind Yayasan 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) “donation”.
Malaysiakini reported Datuk Dr Xavier Jayakumar, formerly minister of water, land and natural resources, saying that some in the Cabinet have hidden information from the authorities, and urging for the rest of the ministers to come clean.

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Annuar Musa, Umno leaders deny 'secret' Umno bank account | Malaysia


Friday, 12 Feb 2021 11:48 AM MYT
BY SHAHRIN AIZAT NOORSHAHRIZAM
Umno MP Tan Sri Annuar Musa told off allies from Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia against hurling such accusations against Umno. — Picture by Shafwan Zaidon
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KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 12 — Umno MP Tan Sri Annuar Musa has joined his party colleagues in denying the existence of an alleged secret bank account for Umno, saying he is unaware of such a thing in his 20 years as party supreme council member.
He also told off allies from Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia against hurling such accusations against Umno.

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Ram Sundaram Goldman Sachs structured credit chief is retiring


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Ram Sundaram is leaving the bank after a 20-year career at Goldman Sachs.
He led a secretive trading unit that made some of the bank's most exotic, and profitable, trades.
Read the full memo announcing Sundaram's departure. 
Ram Sundaram, the head of currencies and emerging-markets business at Goldman Sachs, is planning to exit the firm, according to a memo obtained by Business Insider. 
Sundaram is a Goldman partner who was closely involved in the design and sale of the trades the bank did for the Malaysia development fund known as 1MDB. The bank reached a $3.9 billion settlement last year over its role in the trades. Sundaram has never been implicated in the scandal. 

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The exec who built the trades behind Goldman Sachs' role in the 1MDB scandal just retired. Here's a look into his rise at the firm.


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The exec who built the trades behind Goldman Sachs' role in the 1MDB scandal just retired. Here's a look into his rise at the firm.
The exec who built the trades behind Goldman Sachs' role in the 1MDB scandal just retired. Here's a look into his rise at the firm.
Dakin CampbellFeb 10, 2021, 21:47 IST
Ram Sundaram, right, is seen here with Ashok Varadhan, one of his bosses at Goldman, at a benefit for the Child Mind Institute in 2018.Sylvain Gaboury/Getty Images
Ram Sundaram is leaving the bank after a 20-year career at
Goldman Sachs.
trading unit that made some of the bank's most exotic, and profitable, trades.

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Jho Low known as 'PMO' in 1MDB board meetings was 'the man', ex-CEO tells Najib's trial | Malaysia


Tuesday, 09 Feb 2021 04:40 PM MYT
BY IDA LIM
Datuk Seri Najib Razak arrives at the Kuala Lumpur High Court Complex February 9, 2021. — Picture by Yusof Mat Isa
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KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 9 — Low Taek Jho’s name was not mentioned in 1Malaysia Development Board (1MDB) board meetings but his instructions were instead described as “PMO” or the Prime Minister’s Office, the company’s former CEO Mohd Hazem Abd Rahman told the court today.
Testifying as the 10th prosecution witness in Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s trial involving over RM2 billion of 1MDB funds, Hazem said that Low “knew” about 1MDB’s internal information, but acknowledged that he would have no problem sharing such information with Low.

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