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‘Global ring’ involved in smuggling 39 people found dead in UK truck, court told

CHELMSFORD, England – A court heard on Monday (Oct 28) that a global ring had been involved in smuggling the 39 people whose bodies were found in a truck near London, as the driver faced charges of manslaughter and people-trafficking. The discovery of the bodies last week in a refrigerated truck on an industrial estate […]

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Malaysian Cradle Fund CEO died at point of fire origin, court told

SHAH ALAM, Malaysia – There were no signs of Cradle Fund chief executive officer (CEO) Nazrin Hassan trying to escape from a fire as his body was found at the point of fire origin, said Selangor Fire and Rescue Department fire investigations officer Abdul Halim Zulkefeli. Abdul Halim said the investigation also found the victim had […]

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Hotel chosen for ‘clandestine’ 1MDB meetings had ‘bad’ reputation, court told

KUALA LUMPUR – The 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) trial took a light-hearted tone on Tuesday (Sept 10) when proceedings touched on the location chosen for “clandestine” meetings between three of Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s close aides. Najib’s lead counsel Tan Sri Muhammad Shafee Abdullah (pic) was questioning the eighth witness, Datuk Amhari Efendi Nazaruddin, on […]

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Najib paid himself $39,450 yearly, court told

KUALA LUMPUR – Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak paid himself RM120,000 (S$39,450) yearly as the chairman of 1Malaysia Development Bhd’s (1MDB) board of advisers. The Pekan MP had set and approved his own annual remuneration for his role in the company, while members of the board received RM96,000 each annually. Former 1MDB CEO Datuk […]

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Hollywood firm received $12 million from Jho Low’s company to produce movie, court told

KUALA LUMPUR – Hollywood production company Red Granite Pictures – the company behind The Wolf of Wall Street – had received US$9mil (S$12.4 million) as an advance to produce the movie from Good Star Ltd, a company that belonged to Jho Low. In a document tendered during the 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) trial here yesterday, […]

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Jho Low ‘controlled 1MDB from behind,’ court told

KUALA LUMPUR – Fugitive financier Low Taek Jho, better known as Jho Low,”controlled 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) from behind” and used confidential emails, the High Court here heard. Former 1MDB CEO Datuk Shahrol Azral Ibrahim Halmi said this when testifying at the 1MDB trial of former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak here on Monday […]