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Former DBKL senior dept director freed of corruption charge

Former Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) senior deputy director Sabudin Mohd Salleh was freed by the Sessions Court here today on a charge with accepting bribes, amounting to RM150,000, without calling for his defence. Judge Suzana Hussin acquitted and discharged Sabudin, 59, of the charge after finding that the prosecution… Read More

Poachers in Malaysia face up to RM1mil fine under proposed amendments

Wildlife traffickers in the country, especially poachers, will face fines of up to RM1mil once amendments to existing laws are passed and implemented by the government, said Energy and Natural Resources Minister Datuk Seri Dr Shamsul Anuar Nasarah. He said the government was in the final stages of amending the… Read More

Malaysia’s ex-PM Najib starts appeal against 1MDB-linked conviction, jail sentence

Malaysia’s Court of Appeal on Monday began hearing a bid by former Prime Minister Najib Razak to set aside his conviction on corruption charges in a case linked to a multi-billion dollar scandal at state fund 1MDB. Najib, who was voted out in a historic 2018 election, faces several trials… Read More
31st March 2021
A coalition of Segamat-based non-governmental organisations (NGO) today urged the police to look into Sekijang MP Natrah Ismail for lodging a false report with the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC). The coalition, led by Sekijang parliamentary Pengerak Komuniti Negara and six other NGOs and clubs demanded that police conduct a thorough… Read More
26th March 2021
A U.S. judge rejected the Justice Department’s attempts to seize $325 million from an oil exploration joint-venture linked to the 1MDB scandal, in a setback for federal prosecutors in a multibillion dollar kleptocracy case. The U.S. ruling emerged at a London court hearing this week where Petrosaudi Oil Services… Read More
22nd March 2021
A government pensioner was charged in the Sessions Court here today with eight counts of money laundering involving a total of RM753,220 allegedly from smuggling of elephant tusks. Md Nawi Ab Aziz, 70, who is a former school clerk, however, pleaded not guilty to all the charges before judge Mohd… Read More
16th March 2021
Imagine for a moment the world of organized crime in Southeast Asia, and you may picture meth labs, human-trafficking rings, or the billion-dollar trade in endangered species. But lately law enforcement has noticed the oddest of goods circulating in the underworld: plastic junk such as bottles, candy wrappers and… Read More
15th March 2021
A company manager and his wife were arrested by the Malaysian Anti -Corruption Commission (MACC) on suspicion of accepting bribes and money laundering amounting to RM3.4 million. The manager of the oil and gas company, and his wife were arrested after giving statements at the Putrajaya MACC headquarters at about… Read More
10th March 2021
There were no receipts from charity foundation Yayasan Albukhary to show that it handed over cash totalling more than RM7.5 million as “donations”, a Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) investigator told the High Court today in Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi’s money-laundering trial. Instead, MACC investigator Mohd Fahmee Mohamad Nor said… Read More
4th March 2021
Deloitte PLT agreed to a 324-million ringgit ($80 million) settlement with the Malaysian government to resolve all claims related to the firm’s audit of 1MDB and its former unit SRC International between 2011-2014. The payout is the largest 1MDB-related settlement by an audit firm in Southeast Asia, the Finance… Read More
4th March 2021
Malaysian police said on Wednesday it was investigating the husband of the country’s former central bank head for allegedly receiving funds linked to 1MDB, a state fund at the centre of a massive corruption scandal. Malaysian and U.S authorities have said around $4.5 billion was stolen from 1Malaysia Development Berhad… Read More
1st March 2021
Malaysian banking group AMMB Holdings Berhad (AmBank) said on Friday it will pay the government 2.83 billion ringgit ($699 million) to settle claims linked to a massive financial scandal at state fund 1MDB, a hefty payment that is expected to have a material impact on the group’s earnings. AmBank Group… Read More
24th February 2021
The High Court here has allowed the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) to forfeit RM1.5 million from MonSpace (M) Sdn Bhd director Jessy Lai Chai Suang, believed to be proceeds from unlawful activities. Deputy public prosecutor Allan Suman Pillai said judicial commissioner Aslam Zainuddin allowed the application as none, including Lai,… Read More