Amhari, Azlin, Jho Low: Najib's 1MDB trio

KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 4): If fugitive businessman Low Taek Jho (also known as Jho Low) was the “unofficial adviser” to Datuk Sri Najib Razak, the late Datuk Azlin Alias, who died in a helicopter crash in April 2015, and Datuk Amhari Efendi Nazaruddin would be the sidekicks of the former prime minister in handling 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) affairs.

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REITs in favour

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s two biggest banks, Malayan Banking Bhd (Maybank) and CIMB Group Holdings Bhd, said last week they expect Bank Negara Malaysia to cut the overnight policy rate (OPR) by another 25 basis points (bps) by year end, reflecting rising expectations of one.

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Hotels facing headwinds

Visit Malaysia Year 2020 (VMY2020) is around the corner, but the hospitality sector does not have high hopes that it will be a key performance driver for the sector.

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