US charges Jho Low, rapper with back-channel lobbying to drop 1MDB probe, extradite Chinese dissident from US

KUALA LUMPUR (June 12): Penang-born fugitive businessman Low Taek Jho (Jho Low) (pictured) and rapper Prakazrel "Pras" Michel were on Thursday charged in the US District of Columbia with orchestrating an unregistered, back-channel campaign in 2017 linked to former US president Donald Trump to have investigations related to 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) be dropped, and to send a Chinese dissident back to China.

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Najib's lawyer: Jho Low is like an octopus with plenty of tentacles

KUALA LUMPUR (May 20): Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak's lawyer likened fugitive financier Low Taek Jho (Jho Low) (pictured) to "an octopus with plenty of tentacles" at the High Court today in seeking to highlight Low's elaborate plan to siphon off billions of dollars from 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB).

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SRC appeal: Defence's BlackBerry Messenger evidence incriminates Najib, says prosecution

PUTRAJAYA (April 20): The BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) messages between purported master conspirator Low Taek Jho, or Jho Low, and former AmBank relationship manager Joanna Yu Ging Ping admitted by the defence as evidence had actually further incriminated former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak of wrongdoing surrounding the RM42 million belonging to SRC International Sdn Bhd that went into his personal accounts, the prosecution argued today.

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