KUALA LUMPUR (May 19): Former Goldman Sachs Group Inc banker Roger Ng Chong Hwa, who was supposed to return to Malaysia in March in time for his criminal trial involving 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB), is still in the United States as he is facing criminal charges there.
KUALA LUMPUR (May 7): The US has reached a settlement to recover more than US$49 million involving Malaysian sovereign wealth fund 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB), the US Department of Justice (DoJ) said in a Reuters report today.
KUALA LUMPUR (March 13): The 1MDB-Tanore trial is adjourned, pending the COVID-19 test results of lead defence lawyer Tan Sri Muhammad Shafee Abdullah, who today showed the court documentary evidence that he was indeed ordered to go into self-quarantine.
KUALA LUMPUR (March 12): The 1MDB-Tanore trial, which was scheduled to start today after a long hiatus since November, has now been postponed as its lead defence counsel was in proximity to a person who is currently being tested for the COVID-19 virus.
KUALA LUMPUR (March 11): The High Court today set April 21 as the deadline to submit written submissions in the SRC International Sdn Bhd trial, after the defence closed its case.
KUALA LUMPUR (March 11): Former Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) chief commissioner Tan Sri Dzulkifli Ahmad (pictured) admitted in court that he is not aware that the present charges levelled against former premier Datuk Seri Najib Razak in relation to the SRC International Sdn Bhd case are based on statements taken from an additional 76 witnesses by the graft-buster.
KUALA LUMPUR (March 10): Former head of the money laundering unit in the Attorney General’s Chambers Tan Sri Dzulkifli Ahmad told the High Court that when former Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission chief commissioner Tan Sri Abu Kassim Mohamed recommended to the task force in July 2015 that Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak be charged, the investigation papers had yet to be completed.
KUALA LUMPUR (March 10): Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak's former principal private secretary Tan Sri Shukry Salleh revealed today that he saw the former prime minister holding papers containing charts of a purported money trail into Najib's account back in February 2016.
KUALA LUMPUR (March 9): Former attorney-general Tan Sri Apandi Ali today stood by his statements in January 2016 that former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak had not committed any criminal offence in relation to the SRC International Sdn Bhd and 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) scandals.
KUALA LUMPUR (March 9): Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) deputy director for corporate crime investigations, assistant commissioner (ACP) R Rajagopal has today testified that former MACC chief commissioner Tan Sri Abu Kassim Mohamed suggested charging former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak with offences related to 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) and its former subsidiary SRC International Sdn Bhd in a 1MDB special task force meeting on July 4, 2015.