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Najib Al-Alibaba & the 40 BN Thieves [Allegations]
« on: June 03, 2018, 04:52:15 PM »
Publicly available list:

(01) Najib Razak (Thief Leader)
(02) Rosmah Mansor (Deputy Thief Leader)
(03) Reza Aziz (Thief (Overseas Special Spender)
(04) Jho Low (Special Investment Advisor)
(05) Siregar Irwan Abdullah (Red Files Key-Master)
(06) Kanda Arulsamy (Special Public Manipulator)
(07) Abdul Azeez Abdul Rahim (Special LTH Fund-Keeper)
(15) Mohd Apandi Ali (Special Law-Twisting Manipulator)
(20) Isa Abdul Samad (Special Money-Laundering Manipulator)
(25) Musa Aman (Special Balls-Carrier Manipulator)
(30) Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor (Special Balls-Carrier PR Manipulator)
(35) Jamal Yunos (Special BN-approved Violence Master)


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Re: Najib Al-Alibaba & the 40 BN Thieves [Allegations]
« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2018, 02:56:18 PM »
The man who brought light to this huge corruption scandal - Xavier Justo.

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Re: Najib Al-Alibaba & the 40 BN Thieves [Allegations]
« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2018, 10:02:43 PM »
1MDB Timeline

July 2009: 1MDB is launched with Najib Razak as its advisory board chairman.

Sep 30, 2009: 1MDB enters into a US$2.5 billion joint venture with private Saudi oil company - PetroSaudi International.


May 29, 2015: 1MDB gets a US$1 billion injection from Abu Dhabi's International Petroleum Investment Company, which will be used to repay a US$975 million loan to a syndicate of international bank lenders.

Jul 2, 2015: The Wall Street Journal releases a report alleging US$700 million of deposits have flowed into Najib's personal bank accounts.

Jul 4, 2015: Najib rebuts allegations that he took money from 1MDB for personal gain.

Jul 7, 2015: A special task force formed to probe allegations that millions of dollars had been channelled into Najib's bank accounts announces a freeze order for six accounts linked to the case.

Jul 8, 2015: Malaysian police raid the 1MDB office.

Jul 9, 2015: The Malaysian Attorney-General's Chambers says that the six accounts which were ordered to be frozen were not linked to Najib, as his accounts with AmBank Islamic had already been closed by then.

Jul 28, 2015: Najib carries out a Cabinet reshuffle and axes then-Deputy Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin, days after Muhyiddin made his first public remarks on the 1MDB saga, asking Najib to explain the corruption scandal surrounding the state fund.

Aug 3, 2015: MACC says the special task force concludes the US$700 million that allegedly entered Najib's accounts were from donations, and not from 1MDB.

Aug 17, 2015: Thailand hands Swiss national Xavier Andre Justo a three-year jail sentence after he admitted to stealing information from his former employer, PetroSaudi International (PSI).

Oct 21, 2015: Thai police give Malaysian counterparts approval to question Xavier Andre Justo.

Nov 25, 2015: Former 1MDB CEO Shahrol Halmi is questioned by Malaysia's Public Accounts Committee (PAC) for four hours. He is later called back in on Nov 30 for further questioning.

Dec 1, 2015: PAC questions 1MDB president Arul Kanda Kandasamy.

Dec 5, 2015: Najib gives a statement to MACC on the issue of the almost US$700 million found in his personal bank accounts and on SRC international - a company originally owned by a state investment firm he advises.

Dec 31, 2015: MACC submits 1MDB investigation papers to the Attorney General.


Jan 14, 2016: 1MDB CEO Arul Kanda Kandasamy tells Channel NewsAsia that "there is no possibility" of him covering up the truth behind the company's debts.

Jan 20, 2016: Former 1MDB CEO Shahrol Halmi is once again called to testify in the ongoing probe of the state investment's funds operations.

Jan 26, 2016: Malaysia's Attorney-General Apandi Ali clears Najib of any wrongdoing, saying in a statement that US$681 million transferred into Najib's account was a "personal donation from the Saudi royal family". "A sum of US$620 million was returned by the Prime Minister to Saudi royal family because it was not utilised," the statement adds.

Jan 29, 2016: Swiss prosecutors request assistance from Malaysian authorities as they believe around US$4 billion was stolen from Malaysian state-owned companies. "A small portion" of the cash was transferred into Swiss accounts held by former Malaysian officials as well as current and former officials from the United Arab Emirates, the Swiss attorney general's office says in a statement.

Feb 1, 2016: Singapore's Commercial Affairs Department (CAD) and the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) issue a joint statement, saying a "large number" of bank accounts in relation to a probe into 1MDB have been seized.

Feb 7, 2016: Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir says he believes the funds that went into Najib's personal account were not a political donation from the Saudi government, but that they had been part of a business deal.

Feb 19, 2016: 1MDB says in a statement that a Wall Street Journal report stating that it paid funds into the personal accounts of Najib is an "outright lie".

Mar 23, 2016: Malaysia central bank governor Dr Zeti Aktar Aziz says Bank Negara has initiated administrative punitive action against 1MDB after it failed to provide documents on its finances abroad.

Mar 31, 2016: The Wall Street Journal publishes a report claiming that Najib spent lavishly on luxury goods overseas, using funds diverted from 1MDB.

Apr 2, 2016: 1MDB denies reports that it provided funds to finance the movie The Wolf of Wall Street.

Apr 7, 2016: 1MDB's board of directors offer to resign after a report released by the parliamentary Public Accounts Committee said it found the state investment fund's financing and performance "unsatisfactory".

Apr 9, 2016: The Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) Hasan Ariffin says there is no evidence to indicate any wrongdoing or abuse of power by Najib.

Apr 12, 2016: Swiss authorities expand its investigation into 1MDB to two former officials in charge of Abu Dhabi sovereign funds.

Singapore's Attorney-General's Chambers receives a request for legal assistance from Switzerland with regard to 1MDB.

Apr 13, 2016: 1MDB CEO Arul Kanda Kandasamy says the state investment fund could be a victim of fraud - after the Abu Dhabi sovereign fund, the International Petroleum Investment Company, denied receiving payment from 1MDB.

Apr 19, 2016: Mahathir applies for a court order to freeze Najib's assets.

1MDB says it is working to resolve the dispute with International Petroleum Investment Company.

Apr 28, 2016:Malaysia's central bank fines 1MDB for "failure to fully comply with directions under the Financial Services Act".

May 24, 2016: The Monetary Authority of Singapore announces it has ordered the closure of Switzerland's BSI Bank in Singapore over "serious breaches of anti-money laundering requirements, poor management oversight of the bank’s operations, and gross misconduct by some of the bank’s staff".

May 31, 2016: Malaysia's Ministry of Finance announces the appointment of a new board of directors for 1MDB, succeeding the previous board.

Jul 11, 2016: 1MDB agrees to resolve its dispute with International Petroleum Investment Company via the London Court of International Arbitration.

Jul 21, 2016: United States Attorney General Loretta Lynch announces the filing of civil forfeiture complaints seeking the forfeiture and recovery of more than US$1 billion in assets associated with an alleged international conspiracy to launder funds misappropriated from 1MDB.

Aug 9, 2016: Xavier Andre Justo receives a royal pardon and has his three-year sentence commuted by one third.

Oct 11, 2016: The Monetary Authority of Singapore orders the Singapore branch of Falcon Bank to cease operations for serious failures in anti-money laundering controls and improper conduct by senior management. MAS also imposes fines on DBS and UBS banks for breaches of its anti-money laundering requirements. This comes after "supervisory examinations by MAS into 1MDB-related fund flows" that took place through the three banks from March 2013 to May 2015, MAS said.

Dec 2, 2016: MAS fines Standard Chartered Singapore and Coutts & Co for breaches of anti-money laundering requirements that occurred in the context of 1MDB-related fund flows.


Mar 22, 2017: US authorities plan to file criminal charges against Malaysian businessman Jho Low, who is suspected to be at the centre of the 1MDB scandal, the Wall Street Journal reports.

April 24, 2017: 1MDB reaches a settlement deal with Abu Dhabi's International Petroleum Investment Company.

May 30, 2017: The Monetary Authority of Singapore announces the completion of its two-year review of the banks involved in 1MDB-related transactions known-to-date. It says it has imposed financial penalties on Credit Suisse and United Overseas Bank, issued Prohibition Orders against three individuals and served notice of its intention to impose and same regulatory action on three others.

Jun 15, 2017: US authorities move to seize another US$540 million in assets, allegedly stolen via 1MDB and used to fund extravagant spending.

Jun 16, 2017: Filings by the US Justice Department in a civil lawsuit claim that nearly US$30 million of funds stolen from 1MDB was used to buy jewellery for the wife of "Malaysian Official 1".

Aug 1, 2017: International Petroleum Investment Company gives 1MDB five days to make a US$600 million payment, which it failed to pay on Jul 31. 1MDB says it will make the payment within the month.

Aug 2, 2017: Najib says 1MDB's failure to make the US$600 million payment to International Petroleum Investment Company was "a technical matter, and not a question of not being able to pay back".

Aug 11, 2017: 1MDB says it has remitted US$350 million to International Petroleum Investment Company. This comes after Abu Dhabi extended the deadline for 1MDB to make its US$600 million debt repayment, provided at least US$310 million was paid by Aug 12.

Aug 30, 2017: 1MDB says it has remitted the second tranche due on Aug 31, 2017, in full.

Oct 23, 2017: Malaysia asks Interpol to try to locate Jho Low for questioning over his suspected involvement in the 1MDB scandal.

Nov 1, 2017: The Monetary Authority of Singapore issues prohibition orders against two individuals involved in breaches related to 1MDB.

Dec 19, 2017: The Monetary Authority of Singapore issues more financial bans in its 1MDB investigation.

Dec 27, 2017: International Petroleum Investment Company says 1MDB has paid the settlement amount in full.


Feb 28, 2018: Indonesian authorities seize Jho Low's luxury yacht, which is linked to the 1MDB probe.

Apr 17, 2018: The Indonesian court orders the release of the 1MDB-linked luxury yacht, citing missteps by police in seizing the vessel.

May 10, 2018: Malaysia's Pakatan Harapan coalition - led by Mahathir Mohamad - crosses the minimum threshold of 112 seats needed to form Malaysia's new government, in a result that made political history.

May 11, 2018: Malaysia Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad says his government will focus on the country's finances and economic management, and pledges to return billions of dollars lost in the 1MDB scandal.

May 16, 2018: Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad says Malaysia is committed to paying any debt linked to 1MDB if it had been guaranteed by the government.

May 17, 2018: Malaysia's Council of Eminent Persons announces that a committee has been set up to look into matters concerning 1MDB.

May 18, 2018: Malaysian police seize 52 branded bags, 10 luxury watches and cash in multiple currencies in a raid of Najib's private residence.

According to anti-graft agency sources, Najib will give a statement at a corruption investigation looking into a transfer of millions of dollars from 1MDB.

May 21, 2018: The prime minister's office says a special task force that will look into possible criminal conduct of individuals involved in the management of 1MDB has been set up.

May 22, 2018: Former Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak gives a statement to anti-graft officials over his alleged role in the 1MDB scandal.

May 23, 2018: 1MDB is insolvent, unable to service its debt and its president's position is being reviewed, says Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng.

May 24, 2018: The 1MDB task force convenes a meeting with the FBI and the United States' Department of Justice (DOJ) officials.

May 31, 2018: Singapore and Malaysia authorities agree to cooperate to recover money believed to have been misappropriated from 1MDB.

Jun 7, 2018: Malaysia issues an arrest warrant for financier Low Taek Jho.

Jun 19, 2018: Speaking to Channel NewsAsia, Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng says many claims by the United States Department of Justice are true. Lim says he does not expect to recover all the monies that have been lost.

Jun 25, 2018: Najib's former special officer is arrested by MACC to assist in its investigation into a case related to 1MDB. Channel NewsAsia understands that the man arrested is 42-year-old Amhari Efendi Nazaruddin.

Jun 26, 2018: 1MDB's board of directors appoints Asri Hamidon as the new chairman of the company, effective Jun 25, 2018.

Jun 27, 2018: Up to RM1.1 billion (US$270 million) of cash and luxury items were seized from premises linked to Najib, say Malaysian police. "This is the biggest seizure in the history of Malaysia," says Chief of the Commercial Crime Investigation Department Amar Singh.

Jun 29, 2018: The 1MDB taskforce says it has frozen several bank accounts of UMNO and other political parties believed to be involved in the misappropriation of 1MDB funds.

Jun 29, 2018: The Malaysian government will sell items seized from premises linked to Najib, says Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng.

Jul 2, 2018: More than 400 bank accounts involving RM1.1 billion of funds from individuals, political parties and non-governmental organisations have been frozen, the 1MDB taskforce says in a press statement.

Jul 2, 2018: UMNO president Ahmad Zahid Hamidi spends nine hours at the MACC, where he gave a statement on the 1MDB case.

Jul 3, 2018: Najib is arrested in relation to the probe into SRC International. The Malaysian Bar says the 1MDB task force has no legal standing to arrest Najib.

Jul 4, 2018: Najib is charged in court with three counts of criminal breach of trust and one count of using his position for gratification.

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Re: Najib Al-Alibaba & the 40 BN Thieves [Allegations]
« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2022, 10:40:13 PM »
Ex-Malaysian PM Najib reaped S$1.03b from 1MDB bond, says FBI agent
16 Mar 2022

NEW YORK (BLOOMBERG) - Fugitive financier Low Taek Jho, the alleged mastermind of the 1MDB scandal, stole US$1.42 billion (S$1.94 billion) from three bond transactions that Goldman Sachs Group arranged for the Malaysian wealth fund, according to an FBI agent who traced the funds.

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) agent Eric Van Dorn took the stand on Monday (March 14) at the trial of former Goldman banker Roger Ng in federal court in New York.

In addition to his testimony about Low, the agent told the jury that Malaysia’s former prime minister Najib Razak reaped US$756 million (S$1.03 billion) of the US$6.5 billion raised in the bond offerings.

Najib’s stepson, Riza Aziz, Mr Van Dorn said, pocketed US$238 million.

Mr Van Dorn said Khadem al-Qubaisi, a former managing director of Abu Dhabi’s state-owned International Petroleum Investment Co (IPIC), which guaranteed the 1Malaysia Development Berhad’s transactions, received US$472.8 million.

The agent also described another Abu Dhabi official who worked with the IPIC’s subsidiary and received US$76.6 million.

Ng, the only Goldman banker to go on trial over the epic looting of the sovereign wealth fund, has been charged with conspiring with Low and his former boss Tim Leissner in the massive fraud.

Leissner, who pleaded guilty and is cooperating with the US government, earlier spent more than a week on the stand as the star prosecution witness against Ng.

Low is not in custody and remains a fugitive. Prosecutors have long alleged that Low paid bribes to officials in Malaysia and Abu Dhabi to facilitate the deals, but Mr Van Dorn’s testimony was the first time the US has detailed how those involved in the 1MDB deals were paid and how much they received.

Mr Van Dorn, who is a forensic accountant for the FBI, said he reviewed 59,000 bank records to determine where the money from the three 1MDB deals went.

He said Riza Aziz invested at least US$60 million of his 1MDB money to produce The Wolf Of Wall Street movie. Riza Aziz was a friend of Low’s, the prosecutors said.

Riza Aziz twice before settled Justice Department lawsuits over his role in the 1MDB scandal. In 2017, his Red Granite production company agreed to pay US$60 million to settle US claims that the Wolf movie was financed with stolen 1MDB money.

In 2020, he resolved a separate government suit by agreeing to drop claims to tens of millions of dollars in American and British real estate without admitting wrongdoing.

Ng got US$35.1 million from two of the three bond transactions, while Leissner received US$73.4 million during the scheme, Mr Van Dorn testified.

At the time of his 2018 plea, Leissner agreed to forfeit just US$43.7 million which the US said was the money he earned in the scheme. It is unclear why Leissner is forfeiting a lesser amount.

Ng’s defence team, which has been trying to suggest that Leissner is getting a favourable deal, tried to ask Mr Van Dorn about the former banker’s forfeiture, but the judge barred questions about it.

One of Ng’s lawyers, Mr Jacob Kaplan, questioned Mr Van Dorn about how Leissner collected an additional US$39.7 million which went from Low’s accounts into an entity under the control of Leissner’s former wife Judy Chan Leissner, suggesting that the government had also given Leissner a break on these funds.

Mr Van Dorn said it was because his chart was based on certain transactions which occurred during the time frame of the three 1MDB bond transactions and that he had only included money directly traceable back to Goldman Sachs’s funding of the three deals.

Najib was convicted in Malaysia and sentenced to 12 years in prison and is appealing.

“The money sources, amounts and recipients have been explained differently in Malaysian court,” a spokesman for Najib’s attorney said in an e-mail.

Meanwhile, Al-Qubaisi was sentenced in Abu Dhabi in 2019 to 15 years in prison and ordered, along with the other IPIC executive, to repay US$336 million, according to the Wall Street Journal.


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Re: Najib Al-Alibaba & the 40 BN Thieves [Allegations]
« Reply #4 on: August 27, 2022, 06:09:13 PM »
Malaysia's Najib Razak to begin 12-year jail term after apex court upholds guilty verdict in 1MDB-linked case
August 23, 2022 | Hadi Azmi

Malaysia's former prime minister Najib Razak on Tuesday (Aug 23) was ordered to serve his jail sentence, after the nation's highest court upheld his conviction on several counts of corruption involving a former unit of scandal-tainted fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB).

"These appeals are therefore unanimously dismissed and the conviction and sentence are affirmed," the Chief Justice Tun Tengku Maimun Tuan Mat said on behalf of a five-judge panel.

The judges left the court after the judgement was read, and a stoic-looking Najib was immediately surrounded by family members.

His wife Rosmah Mansor – facing criminal cases of her own – as well as daughter Nooryana and sons Ashman and Nizar were present in court.

It was not immediately clear if he would be transported to prison immediately.

Previously, high-profile figures such as the reformist opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim were detained in Sungei Buloh prison, near Kuala Lumpur.

The Federal Court's ruling is a landmark moment in the the years-long effort by anti-corruption activists to bring to justice those responsible for the plunder of 1MDB, which was founded and controlled by Najib during his 2009-2018 tenure as prime minister.

The case involves some 42 million ringgit (S$13 million) that flowed from SRC International, a former subsidiary of the 1MDB state fund, to his personal accounts.

High Court Judge Nazlan Ghazali in 2020 sentenced the former prime minister to 12 years' jail and fined him 210 million ringgit for the abuse of power charge, 10 years' jail for each of the criminal breach of trust charges and 10 years' jail for each of the money laundering charges.

The jail terms are to run concurrently.

The SRC case is regarded as the least complex of the five trials linked to Najib from the scandal.