Malaysia’s new direct investments hit 19.18 billion USD in H1 World

Malaysia’s new direct investments hit 19.18 billion USD in H1

Malaysia's new approved direct investments in the services, manufacturing and primary sectors rose 17.7 percent year-on-year to 80.2 billion ringgit (about 19.18 billion USD) in the first half of 2018, according to data released by the Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) on October 29.
Malaysia’s Najib and ally charged in 1.6-billion-USD graft case World

Malaysia’s Najib and ally charged in 1.6-billion-USD graft case

Malaysia's former Prime Minister Najib Razak and an ally on October 25 were charged with allegedly looting USD 1.6 billion of public money, the latest accusations against him in the case associated with the scandal-plagued 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) fund.
Former Malaysian Deputy PM faces 45 counts World

Former Malaysian Deputy PM faces 45 counts

The Kuala Lumpur Court charged former Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi with 45 counts under the Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Terrorism Financing and Proceeds of Unlawful Activities Act 2001 and the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) Act 2009.
Former Malaysian PM questioned again over 1MDB fund World

Former Malaysian PM questioned again over 1MDB fund

Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak was questioned again by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) on October 16 on what related to the scandal-hit state fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB).
Wife of former Malaysian PM arrested World

Wife of former Malaysian PM arrested

Rosmah Mansor, the wife of former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, was arrested on October 3 by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC).
Malaysian police bust major phone swindle ring World

Malaysian police bust major phone swindle ring

Malaysian police said on September 28 that up to 93 Chinese citizens and six Malaysians have been detained on suspicion of being involved in swindling money from people in China through a telephone scam.
Malaysian former PM summoned to parliament over 1MDB World

Malaysian former PM summoned to parliament over 1MDB

Malaysian former Prime Minister Najib Razak and fugitive businessman Low Taek Jho are among the 18 witnesses to be called up before Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee (PAC), announced PAC chairman Ronald Kiandee on September 27.
Former Malaysian PM’s wife questioned on 1MDB World

Former Malaysian PM’s wife questioned on 1MDB

Rosmah Mansor, former Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak’s wife, has been questioned by anti-corruption investigators over a corruption probe at state fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB)
Abductors demand ransom for Indonesian fishermen World

Abductors demand ransom for Indonesian fishermen

The wife of one of the Indonesian fishermen recently kidnapped has received a call asking for a ransom of 4 million ringgit (nearly 1 million USD) to secure the release of the two victims, police said on September 25.