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Malaysia: Former Prime Minister claims trial

04 July 2018 Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak has claimed trial to three charges of criminal breach of trust and another for abuse of power in relation to RM42 million allegedly misappropriated from a former 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) unit. He pleaded not guilty before the High Court here, where the case was transferred earlier from the Sessions Court. Newly appointed Attorney General Tommy Thomas led the prosecution team assisted by 11 deputy public prosecutors. Najib’s sons Mohd Nazifuddin and Norashman as well as his daughter Nooryana Najwa were in the gallery. His wife Rosmah Mansor was...

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Malaysia: Former Prime Minister arrested on corruption charges.

3 July 2018 Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak was arrested by anti-corruption investigators at around 3PM today at his home. He may be charged tomorrow, his family’s lawyer said on Tuesday (Jul 3). After being charged in the courts he will probably be freed on bail. The former leader is being investigated over allegations that billions of dollars were embezzled from 1MDB, a sovereign wealth fund he founded. The arrest leads us to believe that the authorities have found reasonable evidence that PM Najib had a hand in the looting of the 1MDB funds. Najib and his wife...

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Malaysia: Pathologist jailed 5 years and fined RM7mil; corruption leading to murder.

29 June 2018 Tuanku Mizan Military Hospital pathologist, Colonel Dr R. Kunaseegaran was found guilty by Shah Alam Sessions Court of soliciting and receiving RM700,000 from Abdul Razar Abdullah to recommend the latter’s company RAZ Medical Supplies Sdn Bhd to supply medicines and disposable medical instruments to the hospital. Dr Kunaseegaran is currently being held at Sungai Buloh Prison pending hearing of the murder trial in which he is accused of abetting five men in killing Kevin Morais, 55, whose body was found in a drum filled with concrete at Subang Jaya in 2015. Kevin was Deputy Public Prosecutor...

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Romania: The leader sentenced for corruption.

22 June 2018 Liviu Dragnea, head of the ruling Social Democratic party (PSD) has been handed a three-and-a-half-year sentence on 21 June 2018 in an initial verdict after a corruption trial. He is accused of keeping two women on the payroll of a family welfare agency, while they worked for by his party.  He will appeal against his conviction. In 2016, he was convicted for vote-rigging, effectively barring him from ever becoming prime minister. He is also under investigation in Brazil for money laundering. Romania’s anti-corruption body opened an investigation into Dragnea’s alleged involvement in creating an “an organized...

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South Africa: $87million corruption in Gauteng Department of Health

21 June 2018 Twelve public servants and politicians, and 10 private sector companies have been implicated in corruption in Gauteng Department of Health between January 2006 and May 2010. Business Report stated. Gauteng is the smallest province in South Africa but it is highly urbanised, containing the country’s largest city, Johannesburg and its administrative capital, Pretoria. Former President Jacob Zuma appointed a Special Investigating Unit (SIU) in 2010 to investigate the corruption. SIU handed its report to Jacob Zuma after seven years in March 2017. The report was never released to the public. It was only released over a...

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