KUALA LUMPUR (March 12): The judge in Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor’s graft trial reminded the latter’s lawyer today that a former government official currently testifying in the case is not the accused person, after the lawyer asked the witness if he had pulled strings to obtain payment for a project.
KUALA LUMPUR (March 12): Former 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) CEO Datuk Shahrol Azral Ibrahim Halmi will return as the ninth prosecution witness today in the 1MDB-Tanore trial against former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak, after the trial took a break since November last year.
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 education secretary-general Datuk Seri Alias Ahmad said Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor had asked him to speed up the signing of Jepak Holdings Sdn Bhd’s contract for the solar hybrid power project so that progress payments to the company could be released.
KUALA LUMPUR (March 11): Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak, when he was prime minister and finance minister, helped to clear way for Jepak Holdings Sdn Bhd to obtain interim and advance payments of over RM190 million from the Ministry of Finance (MoF).
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): A former education ministry official told the Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor graft trial today that Jepak Holdings Sdn Bhd was required to give feedback over its proposal to implement a solar hybrid project for rural schools in Sarawak.
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.