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  21. <title>ROSMAH ROSMAH ROSMAH: ALL OF MALAYSIA AWAIT NEWS OF FLAMBOYANT EX-FIRST LADY &#8211; WILL SHE BE ARRESTED &#038; CHARGED AFTER 7-HOUR GRILLING BY MACC</title>
  22. <link>https://www.malaysia-chronicle.com/?p=137034</link>
  23. <pubDate>Wed, 26 Sep 2018 10:44:41 +0000</pubDate>
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  28. <description><![CDATA[More than seven hours later, Rosmah Mansor is still at the MACC headquarters in Putrajaya where she had been summoned for questioning for the second time in three months. Accompanied by her lawyer K Kumaraendran, the wife of former premier Najib Abdul Razak arrived at the building at 9.50am, 10 minutes ahead of her appointment. Clad in a green baju kurung, Rosmah appeared relaxed. An aide was seen carrying her green tote bag. She smiled and chatted with the MACC officers as they approached her in the lobby of the building. Speculation has been rife that she might be arrested today and charged tomorrow. When asked about this, K Kumaraendran said he did not know. However, MACC deputy commissioner (operations) Azam Baki denied that Rosmah would be arrested and charged. &#8220;None of it is true,&#8221; he told Malaysiakini. On June 5, Rosmah was questioned for five hours in relation to MACC&#8217;s probe into SRC International Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of 1MDB. Previously, it was reported that she could face close to 20 charges. &#8211; M&#8217;kini .]]></description>
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  30. <p>More than seven hours later, Rosmah Mansor is still at the MACC headquarters in Putrajaya where she had been summoned for questioning for the second time in three months.</p>
  31. <p>Accompanied by her lawyer K Kumaraendran, the wife of former premier Najib Abdul Razak arrived at the building at 9.50am, 10 minutes ahead of her appointment.</p>
  32. <p>Clad in a green <em>baju</em><em> </em><em>kurung</em>, Rosmah appeared relaxed. An aide was seen carrying her green tote bag.</p>
  33. <p>She smiled and chatted with the MACC officers as they approached her in the lobby of the building.</p>
  34. <p>Speculation has been rife that she might be arrested today and charged tomorrow.</p>
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  39. <p>When asked about this, K Kumaraendran said he did not know.</p>
  40. <p>However, MACC deputy commissioner (operations) Azam Baki denied that Rosmah would be arrested and charged.</p>
  41. <p>&#8220;None of it is true,&#8221; he told <em>Malaysiakini</em>.</p>
  42. <p>On June 5, Rosmah was questioned for five hours in relation to MACC&#8217;s probe into SRC International Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of 1MDB.</p>
  43. <p>Previously, it was reported that she could face close to <a href="http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/443527"><strong>20 charges</strong></a>.</p>
  44. <p>&#8211; M&#8217;kini</p>
  45. <p>.</p>
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  51. <title>NEW EC CHIEF CAUGHT BOOZING &#038; PARTYING WITH WILD WOMEN? IT&#8217;S NOT ME OBVIOUSLY, SAYS ART HARUN</title>
  52. <link>https://www.malaysia-chronicle.com/?p=137002</link>
  53. <pubDate>Wed, 26 Sep 2018 10:26:21 +0000</pubDate>
  54. <dc:creator><![CDATA[emily mc]]></dc:creator>
  55. <category><![CDATA[Politics]]></category>
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  58. <description><![CDATA[PETALING JAYA &#8211; The man in a viral message shown to be drinking alcohol and partying with women is not the newly appointed Election Commission chairman. Lawyer Azhar Harun, or better known as Art Harun, has denied that the man in the viral pictures is him. &#8220;It&#8217;s not me. Obviously,&#8221; he told The Star on Wednesday (Sept 26). The pictures, which were accompanied by text alleging that it was Azhar, went viral on messaging app WhatsApp. Among other things, it showed a man drinking alcohol, the same man kissing a girl, and another photo of the man resting his head on the shoulder of another woman while drinking. The text said sarcastically that hopefully the new EC chairman would not be drinking before announcing the candidates and the results for the Port Dickson by-election. However, the man in the pictures only bears a superficial resemblance to Azhar. A Google reverse search image of the pictures led to numerous sites in Indonesia. According to Indonesian Facebook page RPS 2019, the man is Ustaz Abu Janda al-Boliwudi and is an Indonesian. It said Abu Janda&#8217;s personal Facebook account had been hacked and that his personal photo album, which was set to private, became publicly [...]]]></description>
  59. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<p>PETALING JAYA &#8211; The man in a viral message shown to be drinking alcohol and partying with women is not the newly appointed Election Commission chairman.</p>
  60. <p>Lawyer Azhar Harun, or better known as Art Harun, has denied that the man in the viral pictures is him.</p>
  61. <p>&#8220;It&#8217;s not me. Obviously,&#8221; he told <em>The Star </em>on Wednesday (Sept 26).</p>
  62. <p>The pictures, which were accompanied by text alleging that it was Azhar, went viral on messaging app WhatsApp.</p>
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  65. <div class="adsas">The text said sarcastically that hopefully the new EC chairman would not be drinking before announcing the candidates and the results for the Port Dickson by-election.</div>
  66. </div>
  67. <p>However, the man in the pictures only bears a superficial resemblance to Azhar. A Google reverse search image of the pictures led to numerous sites in Indonesia.</p>
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  69. <p>According to Indonesian Facebook page RPS 2019, the man is Ustaz Abu Janda al-Boliwudi and is an Indonesian.</p>
  70. <p>It said Abu Janda&#8217;s personal Facebook account had been hacked and that his personal photo album, which was set to private, became publicly accessible.</p>
  71. <p>In it, there were pictures of Abu Janda drinking alcohol and hanging out with numerous women.</p>
  72. <p>These were the same pictures used to cast Azhar in a bad light.</p>
  73. <p>&#8211; ANN</p>
  74. <p>.</p>
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  78. <title>AZIZAH THE FIRST WOMAN TO CHAIR CABINET MEETING &#8211; MORE HISTORY-MAKING BY THE WOMAN WHO NEVER SOUGHT THE  POLITICAL LIMELIGHT</title>
  79. <link>https://www.malaysia-chronicle.com/?p=136994</link>
  80. <pubDate>Wed, 26 Sep 2018 10:16:48 +0000</pubDate>
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  85. <description><![CDATA[KUALA LUMPUR &#8211; Datin Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail chaired the Cabinet meeting today, making her the first woman to perform that role in Malaysia.The deputy prime minister was covering for Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, who is currently away for the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York. “History was made, first time in Malaysian history a woman is chairing the Cabinet meeting, said a tweet on Dr Wan Azizah’s official account. The Pandan MP had in May made history after she was appointed as the country’s first female deputy prime minister. This comes as the Prime Minister&#8217;s Office earlier today announced the appointment of Dr Hasnita Hashim as new chairman of Majlis Amanah Rakyat (Mara), replacing Umno’s Datuk Awang Adek Hussin. Hasnita joins other high profile women appointed to influential positions in Malaysia’s government-linked companies this year. In June, Datuk Nor Shamsiah Mohd Yunus was named as the new governor of central bank Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM), after previously serving as a deputy governor before she left in 2016. Meanwhile, former BNM governor Tan Sri Zeti Akhtar Aziz had been appointed group chairman of Permodalan Nasional Bhd (PNB) in the same month, [...]]]></description>
  86. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<article>KUALA LUMPUR &#8211; Datin Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail chaired the Cabinet meeting today, making her the first woman to perform that role in Malaysia.The deputy prime minister was covering for Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, who is currently away for the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York.</p>
  87. <p>“History was made, first time in Malaysian history a woman is chairing the Cabinet meeting, said a tweet on Dr Wan Azizah’s official account.</p>
  88. <p>The Pandan MP had in May made history after she was appointed as the country’s first female deputy prime minister.</p>
  89. <p>This comes as the Prime Minister&#8217;s Office earlier today announced the appointment of Dr Hasnita Hashim as new chairman of Majlis Amanah Rakyat (Mara), replacing Umno’s Datuk Awang Adek Hussin.</p>
  90. <p>Hasnita joins other high profile women appointed to influential positions in Malaysia’s government-linked companies this year.</p>
  91. <p>In June, Datuk Nor Shamsiah Mohd Yunus was named as the new governor of central bank Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM), after previously serving as a deputy governor before she left in 2016.</p>
  92. <p>Meanwhile, former BNM governor Tan Sri Zeti Akhtar Aziz had been appointed group chairman of Permodalan Nasional Bhd (PNB) in the same month, replacing Tan Sri Abdul Wahid Omar.</p>
  93. <p>Just last week, Datuk Hazimah Zainuddin was appointed chairman of Perbadanan Usahawan Nasional Bhd (PUNB), replacing another Umno man, former Melaka chief minister Tan Sri Mohd Ali Mohd Rustam.</p>
  94. <p>In addition, earlier this month, Nik Amlizan Mohamed was made chief executive of Armed Forces Fund Board (LTAT), replacing Tan Sri Lodin Wok Kamarudin who was previously the 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) chairman.</p>
  95. <p>The Pakatan Harapan government has been criticised for failing to fulfill its manifesto pledge to ensure 30 per cent women representation in its Cabinet, with just five female ministers.</p>
  96. <p>It has also been criticised for its handling of women issues, including child marriages and the protection of transwomen.</p>
  97. <p>&#8211; Malay Mail</p>
  98. <p>.</p>
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  103. <title>BALING MP AZEEZ, BROTHER &#038; COUSIN REMANDED 4 DAYS IN TABUNG HAJI FRAUD PROBE</title>
  104. <link>https://www.malaysia-chronicle.com/?p=136983</link>
  105. <pubDate>Wed, 26 Sep 2018 10:12:17 +0000</pubDate>
  106. <dc:creator><![CDATA[emily mc]]></dc:creator>
  107. <category><![CDATA[Politics]]></category>
  108.  
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  110. <description><![CDATA[FORMER Tabung Haji chairman Abdul Azeez Abdul Rahim has been remanded for four days under Section 117 of the Criminal Procedure Code to assist in multiple graft investigations involving the pilgrims’ fund. Magistrate Shah Wira Abd Halim also granted the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission’s request that Azeez’s brother, Latiff, and his cousin Mohamed Nazri, be remanded for four days. All three were brought to the Putrajaya magistrates’ court this morning in orange lock-up clothing. “It is in relation to some contracts given out to Tabung Haji. The amount was not stated. It was very general,” Azeez’s lead counsel, Devandan S. Subramaniam, told reporters outside the court after remand proceedings. Azeez’s legal team of four lawyers submitted that remand was not required for police investigations. The court, however, ruled that their remand was required by the MACC for further questioning. “We told them it was not necessary for them to be remanded. Datuk Seri Azeez told the court that if need be, he would come at 9am at the MACC headquarters to provide his testimony,” Devandan said. Azeez, an Umno Supreme Council member and Baling MP, along with his brother and cousin were escorted out of the court by police and met by a [...]]]></description>
  111. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<p>FORMER Tabung Haji chairman Abdul Azeez Abdul Rahim has been remanded for four days under Section 117 of the Criminal Procedure Code to assist in multiple graft investigations involving the pilgrims’ fund.</p>
  112. <p>Magistrate Shah Wira Abd Halim also granted the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission’s request that Azeez’s brother, Latiff, and his cousin Mohamed Nazri, be remanded for four days.</p>
  113. <p>All three were brought to the Putrajaya magistrates’ court this morning in orange lock-up clothing.</p>
  114. <p><span style="color: #ff0000;"><strong>“It is in relation to some contracts given out to Tabung Haji. The amount was not stated. It was very general,” Azeez’s lead counsel, Devandan S. Subramaniam, told reporters outside the court after remand proceedings.</strong></span></p>
  115. <p>Azeez’s legal team of four lawyers submitted that remand was not required for police investigations. The court, however, ruled that their remand was required by the MACC for further questioning.</p>
  116. <p>“We told them it was not necessary for them to be remanded. Datuk Seri Azeez told the court that if need be, he would come at 9am at the MACC headquarters to provide his testimony,” Devandan said.</p>
  117. <p><span style="color: #ff0000;"><strong>Azeez, an Umno Supreme Council member and Baling MP, along with his brother and cousin were <a style="color: #ff0000;" href="http://www.themalaysianinsight.com/s/98818">escorted out of the court</a> by police and met by a dozen supporters.</strong></span></p>
  118. <figure class="captionjs captionjs-animated"><img class="ci-image ci-full" src="https://www.themalaysianinsight.com/resources/stories_images/98835/azeez_rahim_sprm_tmikamal_09__full.jpg" alt="Abdul Latiff Abdul Rahim leaving the court in Putrajaya today. Latiff is the brother of the Baling MP and is under remand for graft-related investigations. – The Malaysian Insight pic by Kamal Ariffin, September 26, 2018." /><figcaption>Abdul Latiff Abdul Rahim leaving the court in Putrajaya today. Latiff is the brother of the Baling MP and is under remand for graft-related investigations. – The Malaysian Insight pic by Kamal Ariffin, September 26, 2018.</figcaption></figure>
  119. <p>The three were then taken back to MACC’s headquarters in Putrajaya.</p>
  120. <p>In May, just after the new Pakatan Harapan government won federal power, MACC raided at least three properties linked to Azeez – his homes in Subang Jaya and Baling, Kedah, as well as his office in Jalan Tun Razak, Kuala Lumpur.</p>
  121. <p><span style="color: #ff0000;"><strong>A total of RM500,000 was seized, as well as 20 watches and almost RM1.2 million in foreign currencies from Bangladesh, the Maldives, Saudi Arabia and the United Kingdom.</strong></span></p>
  122. <p><span style="color: #ff0000;"><strong>Azeez later said the money belonged to Umno Baling, which he had withdrawn for zakat payments ahead of the Hari Raya Aidilfitri celebrations.</strong></span></p>
  123. <p><span style="color: #ff0000;"><strong>He also said that the watches were high-grade fakes.</strong></span></p>
  124. <p><span style="color: #ff0000;"><strong>Azeez was appointed to the Tabung Haji board in 2011 and became its chairman on July 1, 2013.</strong></span></p>
  125. <p>&#8211; https://www.themalaysianinsight.com/</p>
  126. <p>.</p>
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  130. <title>NAJIB&#8217;S GOOSE IS COOKED &#8211; HE CAN NO LONGER RELY ON MALAY &#8216;LACK OF INTEREST&#8217; IN 1MDB: MALAY VERSION OF TELL-ALL EXPOSE BILLION DOLLAR WHALE TO BE RELEASED IN NOVEMBER</title>
  131. <link>https://www.malaysia-chronicle.com/?p=136977</link>
  132. <pubDate>Wed, 26 Sep 2018 04:22:07 +0000</pubDate>
  133. <dc:creator><![CDATA[emily mc]]></dc:creator>
  134. <category><![CDATA[Politics]]></category>
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  137. <description><![CDATA[KUALA LUMPUR — The Bahasa Malaysia version of bestseller Billion Dollar Whale, on the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) scandal, is expected to hit stores sometime this November, former minister Datuk Zaid Ibrahim said today. Zaid said the publishing company ZI Publications Sdn Bhd which he owns had obtained the rights to translate and publish the BM version of the book two months ago. &#8220;Translation done but need further refinement. Doing the cover design now. &#8220;Launch November, when we are ready,&#8221; he told Malay Mail when contacted today. Zaid indicated that the BM version would carry the book&#8217;s original title, which he described as a &#8220;nice name&#8221;. ZI Publications also holds the distribution rights for the BM version of the book. It is not known yet if readers will be able to pre-order the BM version of the book and how much the book will be priced. Earlier, Zaid had on his official Twitter account wrote: &#8220;Penerbit Hachett New York telah beri persetujuan kpd ZI supaya ramai orangMelayu boleh baca cerita Jho Low&#8221;. (Publisher Hachett New York has given its approval to ZI so many Malays can read the story of Jho Low). Hachette Books is the publisher of Billion Dollar Whale — a tell-all book [...]]]></description>
  138. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<p>KUALA LUMPUR — The Bahasa Malaysia version of bestseller <em>Billion Dollar Whale</em>, on the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) scandal, is expected to hit stores sometime this November, former minister Datuk Zaid Ibrahim said today.</p>
  139. <p>Zaid said the publishing company ZI Publications Sdn Bhd which he owns had obtained the rights to translate and publish the BM version of the book two months ago.</p>
  140. <p>&#8220;Translation done but need further refinement. Doing the cover design now.</p>
  141. <p>&#8220;Launch November, when we are ready,&#8221; he told <em>Malay Mail</em> when contacted today.</p>
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  145. <div id="google_ads_iframe_/32246135/mm-story-mreg-2_0__container__">Zaid indicated that the BM version would carry the book&#8217;s original title, which he described as a &#8220;nice name&#8221;.</div>
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  148. </div>
  149. <p>ZI Publications also holds the distribution rights for the BM version of the book.</p>
  150. <p>It is not known yet if readers will be able to pre-order the BM version of the book and how much the book will be priced.</p>
  151. <p>Earlier, Zaid had on his official Twitter account wrote: &#8220;Penerbit Hachett New York telah beri persetujuan kpd ZI supaya ramai orangMelayu boleh baca cerita Jho Low&#8221;.</p>
  152. <p>(Publisher Hachett New York has given its approval to ZI so many Malays can read the story of Jho Low).</p>
  153. <p>Hachette Books is the publisher of <em>Billion Dollar Whale</em> — a tell-all book on fugitive financier Low Taek Jho and his alleged involvement in the 1MDB scandal — which was written by <em>Wall Street Journal</em> journalists Tom Wright and Bradley Hope.</p>
  154. <p>Yesterday, hundreds of people showed up at the Kinokuniya bookstore here for a chance to purchase a copy of the <em>Billion Dollar Whale</em> during its launch in Malaysia by co-author Wright. It is currently selling at RM79.90, although some bookstores offer rebates.</p>
  155. <p>Wright yesterday said negotiations are ongoing to turn the book into a movie.</p>
  156. <p>MALAY MAIL</p>
  157. <p>.</p>
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  162. <title>UMNO BEATS AROUND THE SAME BUSH: NOW MAT HASAN MOOTS &#8216;UMNO 2030 &#8211; A GUARDIAN OF MALAY RIGHTS, ISLAM &#038; ROYALS PLUS DEFENDER OF OTHER RACES, OTHER CULTURES&#8217;</title>
  163. <link>https://www.malaysia-chronicle.com/?p=136974</link>
  164. <pubDate>Wed, 26 Sep 2018 03:59:13 +0000</pubDate>
  165. <dc:creator><![CDATA[emily mc]]></dc:creator>
  166. <category><![CDATA[Politics]]></category>
  167.  
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  169. <description><![CDATA[TO remain relevant, Umno must start taking into account the multiculturalism of Malaysia instead of only working to be the defender of the Malay race, said the party deputy president Mohamad Hasan. In an interview with New Straits Times today, Mohamad said the Malay nationalist party must convey such a message to to all Malaysians. “We can no longer stand with one race. Gone are the days when we could chant Hidup Melayu without reason. “There needs to be a new picture for Umno, where we are still the guardians of Malay rights, Islam and the royal institution. But we also need to be defenders of the multicultural and multiracial society in Malaysia today,” he said, in the lead up to the party’s general assembly this weekend. He said the old Umno rallying call to defend the religion and race was no longer palatable, especially to the younger people. This was because “they cannot comprehend and did not go through Umno’s struggle back then”, the former Negri Sembilan menteri besar said. He said party members must accept the reality that Umno was no longer the ruling party. “We lost the election and now we have to focus on rebranding and rejuvenation. There [...]]]></description>
  170. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<p>TO remain relevant, Umno must start taking into account the multiculturalism of Malaysia instead of only working to be the defender of the Malay race, said the party deputy president Mohamad Hasan.</p>
  171. <p>In an interview with <a href="https://www.nst.com.my/news/nation/2018/09/414986/exclusive-we-can-no-longer-stand-one-race">New Straits Times </a>today, Mohamad said the Malay nationalist party must convey such a message to to all Malaysians.</p>
  172. <p><span style="color: #ff0000;"><strong>“We can no longer stand with one race. Gone are the days when we could chant Hidup Melayu without reason.</strong></span><br />
  173. <span style="color: #ff0000;"><strong>“There needs to be a new picture for Umno, where we are still the guardians of Malay rights, Islam and the royal institution. But we also need to be defenders of the multicultural and multiracial society in Malaysia today,” he said, in the lead up to the party’s general assembly this weekend.</strong></span></p>
  174. <p>He said the old Umno rallying call to defend the religion and race was no longer palatable, especially to the younger people.</p>
  175. <p>This was because “they cannot comprehend and did not go through Umno’s struggle back then”, the former Negri Sembilan menteri besar said.</p>
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  178. <div id="google_ads_iframe_/1582411174/stories_mrec_0__container__">He said party members must accept the reality that Umno was no longer the ruling party.</div>
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  181. <p>“We lost the election and now we have to focus on rebranding and rejuvenation. There are a lot of steps that we need to take, including changing our policies.</p>
  182. <p>“Umno’s ideology is to fight for and uphold Malay rights, but is this sole ideology still relevant? The answer is no.”</p>
  183. <p>Mohamad won the deputy president’s post in the party polls in July and is part of a new team working to revive Umno following its loss of power in GE14.</p>
  184. <p>Describing Umno as an “old brand that needs to be polished”, Mohamad said the party needed to focus first on strengthening and empowering itself, before plotting out the strategies to win the next general election.</p>
  185. <p><span style="color: #ff0000;"><strong>For the first, he said, he had laid out a plan called “Umno 2030”.</strong></span></p>
  186. <p><span style="color: #ff0000;"><strong>“Meanwhile, there will also be a team to study, plan and strategise towards winning GE15,” he said.</strong></span></p>
  187. <p>THE MALAYSIAN INSIGHT</p>
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  192. <title>NO MERCY FOR TABUNG HAJI EX-CHAIRMAN ABDUL AZEEZ: BALING MP BROUGHT TO COURT IN ORANGE LOCKUP CLOTHES OVER CORRUPTION CHARGES</title>
  193. <link>https://www.malaysia-chronicle.com/?p=136970</link>
  194. <pubDate>Wed, 26 Sep 2018 03:51:03 +0000</pubDate>
  195. <dc:creator><![CDATA[emily mc]]></dc:creator>
  196. <category><![CDATA[Politics]]></category>
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  199. <description><![CDATA[PUTRAJAYA: Umno supreme council member Datuk Seri Abdul Azeez Rahim, his elder brother Latiff and a cousin have been brought to the Magistrate&#8217;s Court here to be remanded. Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) took the three to the court complex at 10.30am on Wednesday (Sept 26) in two cars. The trio were wearing the orange MACC lock-up outfit. Azeez and Latiff did not attempt to conceal their faces, smiling at supporters who had turned up in the dozens at the court. The cousin, however, shielded his face from photographers. The supporters, who came as early as 8am, shouted “Hidup Baling!” and “Allahuakbar!” as the three were whisked into a courtroom. Azeez, who is Baling MP, was arrested at 11.15am on Tuesday by the MACC, after he was asked to present himself at the headquarters to give a statement. His brother was detained in Sungai Buloh at 11.30am, while the cousin was nabbed later at night at an undisclosed location. The graftbusters are investigating the three over corruption and money laundering allegations. On May 23, the MACC raided Abdul Azeez&#8217;s homes and offices and seized RM500,000 in cash, 20 watches and several pieces of jewellery. The former Tabung Haji chairman claimed that part [...]]]></description>
  200. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<p><strong>PUTRAJAYA:</strong> Umno supreme council member Datuk Seri Abdul Azeez Rahim, his elder brother Latiff and a cousin have been brought to the Magistrate&#8217;s Court here to be remanded.</p>
  201. <p>Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) took the three to the court complex at 10.30am on Wednesday (Sept 26) in two cars.</p>
  202. <p><strong><span style="color: #ff0000;">The trio were wearing the orange MACC lock-up outfit.</span></strong></p>
  203. <p>Azeez and Latiff did not attempt to conceal their faces, smiling at supporters who had turned up in the dozens at the court.</p>
  204. <p>The cousin, however, shielded his face from photographers.</p>
  205. <p>The supporters, who came as early as 8am, shouted “Hidup Baling!” and “Allahuakbar!” as the three were whisked into a courtroom.</p>
  206. <p>Azeez, who is Baling MP, was arrested at 11.15am on Tuesday by the MACC, after he was asked to present himself at the headquarters to give a statement.</p>
  207. <p>His brother was detained in Sungai Buloh at 11.30am, while the cousin was nabbed later at night at an undisclosed location.</p>
  208. <p>The graftbusters are investigating the three over corruption and money laundering allegations.</p>
  209. <p><span style="color: #ff0000;"><strong>On May 23, the MACC raided Abdul Azeez&#8217;s homes and offices and seized RM500,000 in cash, 20 watches and several pieces of jewellery.</strong></span></p>
  210. <p><span style="color: #ff0000;"><strong>The former Tabung Haji chairman claimed that part of the money was from his Umno allocation, while some of the foreign currencies seized were from Kelab Putera 1Malaysia (KP1M).</strong></span></p>
  211. <p>THE STAR</p>
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  216. <title>ROSMAH ARRIVES AT MACC FOR INTERROGATION AHEAD OF POSSIBLE ARREST, PROSECUTION &#8211; EVEN AS SUPPORTERS OF HER CONFIDANT BALING MP GATHER OUTSIDE COURT AHEAD OF HIS REMAND HEARING</title>
  217. <link>https://www.malaysia-chronicle.com/?p=136956</link>
  218. <pubDate>Wed, 26 Sep 2018 02:28:57 +0000</pubDate>
  219. <dc:creator><![CDATA[emily mc]]></dc:creator>
  220. <category><![CDATA[Politics]]></category>
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  223. <description><![CDATA[PUTRAJAYA— Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor has arrived at the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission Headquarters here to be questioned as part of investigations into money-laundering cases. She arrived at 9.52am in a black Proton Perdana, and was dressed in a green headscarf and baju kurung. The wife of former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak is expected to be detained over money laundering-related cases, where investigators believe funds from SRC International, a former unit of state investment firm 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), were used to purchase supplement products. Sources said investigators were expected to question her on the purchase of hormone-based anti-ageing products from the United States worth over RM1 million and several other purchases. MALAY MAIL Rosmah arrives at MACC HQ for further questioning Former prime minister Najib Abdul Razak&#8217;s wife Rosmah Mansor arrived at the MACC headquarters in Putrajaya for further questioning this morning. This is the second time in three months she has been summoned by the graft-buster. Clad in a green baju kurung, Rosmah looked relaxed. An aide was seen carrying her green tote bag. She smiled and chatted with the MACC officers as they approached her in the lobby. Rosmah arrived 10 minutes before her 10am interview appointment. Speculation has [...]]]></description>
  224. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<p>PUTRAJAYA— Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor has arrived at the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission Headquarters here to be questioned as part of investigations into money-laundering cases.</p>
  225. <p>She arrived at 9.52am in a black Proton Perdana, and was dressed in a green headscarf and baju kurung.</p>
  226. <p>The wife of former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak is expected to be detained over money laundering-related cases, where investigators believe funds from SRC International, a former unit of state investment firm 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), were used to purchase supplement products.</p>
  227. <p>Sources said investigators were expected to question her on the purchase of hormone-based anti-ageing products from the United States worth over RM1 million and several other purchases. MALAY MAIL</p>
  228. <h2>Rosmah arrives at MACC HQ for further questioning</h2>
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  234. <p>Former prime minister Najib Abdul Razak&#8217;s wife Rosmah Mansor arrived at the MACC headquarters in Putrajaya for further questioning this morning.</p>
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  236. <p>This is the second time in three months she has been summoned by the graft-buster.</p>
  237. <p>Clad in a green <em>baju</em><em> </em><em>kurung</em>, Rosmah looked relaxed. An aide was seen carrying her green tote bag.</p>
  238. <p>She smiled and chatted with the MACC officers as they approached her in the lobby.</p>
  239. <p>Rosmah arrived 10 minutes before her 10am interview appointment.</p>
  240. <p>Speculation has been rife that she might be arrested today and charged tomorrow.</p>
  241. <p>When asked about this, her lawyer K Kumaraendran said he has no idea.</p>
  242. <p>However, when contacted, MACC deputy commissioner (operations) Azam Baki denied that Rosmah would be arrested and charged.</p>
  243. <p>&#8220;None of it is true,&#8221; he said when contacted by <em>Malaysiakini</em> today.</p>
  244. <p>On June 5, Rosmah was questioned for five hours in relation to MACC&#8217;s probe into SRC International Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of 1MDB.</p>
  245. <div id="div-gpt-ad-1442478195325-0" class="print-hide" data-google-query-id="CPbp34Df190CFcQkaAodNKcEHw">
  246. <div id="google_ads_iframe_/6929183/MK-EN//News//InStory_0__container__">It was reported on Sept 18 that she may face up to <a href="http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/443527"><strong>20 criminal charges</strong></a>, mostly linked to alleged money laundering.</div>
  247. </div>
  248. <p>On Sept 24, MACC chief commissioner Mohd Shukri Abdull said the commission had <a href="http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/444510"><strong>completed</strong></a> its probe on Rosmah and had submitted the investigation papers to the Attorney-General&#8217;s Chambers. &#8211; MKINI</p>
  249. </div>
  250. </div>
  251. <h2>Supporters gather outside of court ahead of Baling MP’s remand hearing</h2>
  252. <p><img class="alignnone size-full" src="https://www.thestar.com.my/~/media/online/2018/09/26/02/59/azeez.ashx/?w=745&amp;h=496&amp;crop=1&amp;hash=055C3A6351A0B5AB244B9F0DE448CD57BB4D86F9" width="745" height="496" /></p>
  253. <p>PUTRAJAYA — A group of some 50 people have gathered outside the magistrate court here ahead of the remand hearing for Baling MP Datuk Seri Abdul Azeez Abdul Rahim.</p>
  254. <p>The crowd, which had waited anxiously for Azeez’s arrival since 8am are here to show support for the Umno supreme council member, who was arrested along with his brother by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) yesterday over allegations of corruption and money laundering, said to be in the millions of ringgit.</p>
  255. <p>The group is led by Umno supreme council member Datuk Lokman Noor Adam. &#8211; MALAY MAIL</p>
  256. <p>MALAY MAIL / MKINI</p>
  257. <p>.</p>
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  262. <title>ROSMAH’S DATE WITH JUSTICE: INDEED, SHE IS IN BIG TROUBLE &#8211; EVEN NST, THE UMNO-LINKED DAILY THAT USED TO FEAR HER MORE THAN NAJIB, APPEARS TO THINK SO</title>
  263. <link>https://www.malaysia-chronicle.com/?p=136892</link>
  264. <pubDate>Wed, 26 Sep 2018 00:53:29 +0000</pubDate>
  265. <dc:creator><![CDATA[emily mc]]></dc:creator>
  266. <category><![CDATA[Politics]]></category>
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  269. <description><![CDATA[DATIN Seri Rosmah Mansor must be in real big trouble. What could be worse for her than being announced “exclusively” by the New Straits Times newspaper that she is on the verge of being indicted to face up to 20 criminal charges. The news that she would be charged for her part in the 1MDB scandal does not come as a big shock. That has been widely speculated. The situation becomes increasingly more desperate by the day. Today, Rosmah’s and her husband’s close collaborator, Datuk Seri Panglima Abdul Azeez Abdul Rahim – the former Tabung Haji Chairman – had been arrested by the Anti-Corruption Commission of Malaysia (MACC). The fact that the NST should headline Rosmah’s impending date with justice is sensational. I am used to being surprised. But on this particular occasion, I am super surprised. This is because Rosmah is no ordinary woman and NST is no ordinary backer of the former government. She was feared by the NST (and other media organisations). I was told a long time ago that her “wahyu” &#8211; directly or indirectly transmitted – were treated with greater urgency than those of her husband. Rosmah and Azeez: The cozy old days of kissing hand are about [...]]]></description>
  270. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<p style="font-weight: 400;"><strong>DATIN</strong> Seri Rosmah Mansor must be in real big trouble.</p>
  271. <p style="font-weight: 400;">What could be worse for her than being announced “exclusively” by the <em>New Straits Times</em> newspaper that she is on the verge of being indicted to face up to 20 criminal charges.</p>
  272. <p>The news that she would be charged for her part in the 1MDB scandal does not come as a big shock. That has been widely speculated.</p>
  273. <p>The situation becomes increasingly more desperate by the day. Today, Rosmah’s and her husband’s close collaborator, Datuk Seri Panglima Abdul Azeez Abdul Rahim – the former Tabung Haji Chairman – had been arrested by the Anti-Corruption Commission of Malaysia (MACC).</p>
  274. <p style="font-weight: 400;">The fact that the NST should headline Rosmah’s impending date with justice is sensational. I am used to being surprised. But on this particular occasion, I am super surprised.</p>
  275. <p>This is because Rosmah is no ordinary woman and NST is no ordinary backer of the former government.</p>
  276. <p style="font-weight: 400;">She was feared by the NST (and other media organisations). I was told a long time ago that her “wahyu” &#8211; directly or indirectly transmitted – were treated with greater urgency than those of her husband.</p>
  277. <table style="font-weight: 400;">
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  280. <td><img class="" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-b1iDlsnKRTc/W6nuOKBLTEI/AAAAAAAAGmE/MK2eZP8aTSUy5av_Y_b3urjD53iqQqCUACLcBGAs/s400/rosmahaeez2.jpg" width="488" height="488" /></td>
  281. </tr>
  282. <tr>
  283. <td>Rosmah and Azeez: The cozy old days of kissing hand are about over</td>
  284. </tr>
  285. </tbody>
  286. </table>
  287. <p style="font-weight: 400;">“Wahyu” was the term used by editors and journalists to describe instructions from Putrajaya.</p>
  288. <p style="font-weight: 400;">Editors were more afraid of her than Najib. Her pictures were closely scrutinised.</p>
  289. <p style="font-weight: 400;">Only the “most beautiful” would see print. The glossy magazines airbrushed them to make her look young and beautiful.</p>
  290. <p style="font-weight: 400;">So, for the NST to publish an exclusive story stating that she would be charged with up to 20 criminal charges is hugely significant.</p>
  291. <p style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="color: #0000ff;"><strong>NST Changing?</strong></span></p>
  292. <p style="font-weight: 400;">It could signal that the NST has finally unshackled itself from the past and acknowledged that the world around it has changed since the Pakatan Harapan victory on May 9.</p>
  293. <p style="font-weight: 400;">It is possible that the NST executives and editors finally realised that Umno isn’t anymore in power. In fact, for some time, ceased to be the largest shareholder of Media Prima Berhad – their corporate owner.</p>
  294. <p style="font-weight: 400;">Maybe they now realise that if they don’t change their pro-Umno/BN editorial stance to something more balanced, the paper risks losing its relevance and they risk losing their jobs to further cost cutting.</p>
  295. <table style="font-weight: 400; height: 507px;" width="439">
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  298. <td><img src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-QI_S2-BTcxo/W6nv5gU-E4I/AAAAAAAAGmQ/muuezY-ec_kg6jIXyqcf_vM58FW1MrFPgCLcBGAs/s400/NSTrosi.png" /></td>
  299. </tr>
  300. <tr>
  301. <td>Has the NST changed?</td>
  302. </tr>
  303. </tbody>
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  305. <p style="font-weight: 400;">So what better way to mark the departure from the past to the present than by headlining Rosmah’s impending arrest and her date with justice.</p>
  306. <p style="font-weight: 400;">It is also possible that the source of the NST report had deliberately chosen the paper in order to drive home the message that Rosmah would indeed be arrested and charged.</p>
  307. <p style="font-weight: 400;">What better way to do that than to use the NST that is known for its loyalty to Rosmah and Najib.</p>
  308. <p style="font-weight: 400;">Rosmah is indeed in trouble. NST report on her impending date with the law was corroborated by Bernama.</p>
  309. <p style="font-weight: 400;">On September 24, the national news agency, quoted the Chief Commissioner of MACC, Datuk Seri Mohd Shukri Abdull, as saying that the investigation on Rosmah has been completed and the report has been submitted to the Attorney-General.</p>
  310. <p> <strong>Views expressed herein are entirely mine. I am writing in my personal capacity as a blogger. It has nothing to do with whatever position I may hold.</strong></p>
  311. <p>&#8211; http://kadirjasin.blogspot.com/</p>
  312. <p>.</p>
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  316. <title>THE WOLVES OF PUTRAJAYA: JHO LOW + ROSMAH = 1MDB SCANDAL= NAJIB IN JAIL?</title>
  317. <link>https://www.malaysia-chronicle.com/?p=136861</link>
  318. <pubDate>Wed, 26 Sep 2018 00:55:59 +0000</pubDate>
  319. <dc:creator><![CDATA[emily mc]]></dc:creator>
  320. <category><![CDATA[Politics]]></category>
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  323. <description><![CDATA[Muhammad Shafee Abdullah, the lead counsel of former Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak, affirmed last week that Tom Wright and Bradley Hope’s ‘Billion Dollar Whale: The Man Who Fooled Wall Street, Hollywood, and the World’ can strengthen the case of the defence. The book apparently describes Low Taek Jho as the “puppet master” who led Najib into various fake and nefarious financial transactions with 1MDB, many of which are now hanging like the sword of Damocles over the head of Najib and his wife, Rosmah Mansor. Since Low is the mastermind, the argument goes, all responsibilities of financial misdoings can be attributed to him. There is a huge flaw to this argument, and Shafee knows it. In all cases of criminal breach of trust and money laundering, the deed has to pass through four vital stages. First, there must be the intention or plan to cheat, which is clearly manifested in 1MDB, since it was essentially a special purpose vehicle (SPV) that was meant to be a false sovereign fund. Low Taek Jho + FLOM Rosmah Mansor= 1MDB Scandal= Najib in Sungei Buloh This SPV has had no business model from its inception in 2009. While it could pile on debt, even remove [...]]]></description>
  324. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<p>Muhammad Shafee Abdullah, the lead counsel of former Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak, <strong><a href="https://www.malaysiakini.com/news/443975">affirmed</a> </strong>last week that Tom Wright and Bradley Hope’s ‘Billion Dollar Whale: The Man Who Fooled Wall Street, Hollywood, and the World’ can strengthen the case of the defence.</p>
  325. <p>The book apparently describes Low Taek Jho as the “<a href="https://www.malaysiakini.com/news/443545"><strong>puppet master</strong></a>” who led Najib into various fake and nefarious financial transactions with 1MDB, many of which are now hanging like the sword of Damocles over the head of Najib and his wife, Rosmah Mansor.</p>
  326. <p>Since Low is the mastermind, the argument goes, all responsibilities of financial misdoings can be attributed to him. There is a huge flaw to this argument, and Shafee knows it.</p>
  327. <p>In all cases of criminal breach of trust and money laundering, the deed has to pass through four vital stages. First, there must be the intention or plan to cheat, which is clearly manifested in 1MDB, since it was essentially a special purpose vehicle (SPV) that was meant to be a false sovereign fund.</p>
  328. <p><img class="irc_mi" src="https://www.straitstimes.com/sites/default/files/articles/2018/05/07/bp_najibrosmah_070518_44.jpg" alt="Related image" width="530" height="353" /></p>
  329. <p><strong>Low Taek Jho + FLOM Rosmah Mansor= 1MDB Scandal= Najib in Sungei Buloh</strong></p>
  330. <p>This SPV has had no business model from its inception in 2009. While it could pile on debt, even remove the whole board at will, it never come close to having any revenue-generating activities. Thus, the intention to cheat was inherent from the very beginning.</p>
  331. <p>Secondly, there has to be a plan of implementation. The financial transactions in Dubai, Geneva, Hong Kong, Singapore and the offshore financial accounts in Seychelles and the British Virgin Islands, there was indeed a grand plan to transfer the money in and out of the global financial system.</p>
  332. <p><span style="color: #0000ff;"><strong>Opening the door</strong></span></p>
  333. <div class="irc_mimg irc_hic"><a class="irc_mil i3597" href="https://www.google.com.kh/url?sa=i&amp;rct=j&amp;q=&amp;esrc=s&amp;source=images&amp;cd=&amp;cad=rja&amp;uact=8&amp;ved=2ahUKEwiHsYTZ_9XdAhWJ7mEKHQ-sDrAQjRx6BAgBEAU&amp;url=https%3A%2F%2Fsg.news.yahoo.com%2Fapos-nonsense-apos-says-author-090408264.html&amp;psig=AOvVaw1W0rz3MwC7Y6oz60Ev8PTH&amp;ust=1537959362960937" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><img class="irc_mi" src="https://s.yimg.com/ny/api/res/1.2/lo_Iga0APeVuW.hlu5kayQ--~A/YXBwaWQ9aGlnaGxhbmRlcjtzbT0xO3c9ODAw/http://media.zenfs.com/en-MY/homerun/newsstraitstime.com/ff5c8d03e15a6b40f31ef64cf7be192c" alt="Image result for shafee abdullah" width="488" height="353" /></a></div>
  334. <p><strong>Shafee Abdullah should know that the buck stops at Najib’desk, or is he too dumb</strong>?</p>
  335. <p>Indeed, if Shafee (<em>photo above</em>) wants to use the book by Wright and Hope to bolster his legal defence, then other sections of the book are equally illuminating.</p>
  336. <p>The authors argue, for example, that without the seedy offshore financial system, Low could not have pulled off the world’s biggest heist. This was a white-collar crime of the utmost size and magnitude, that eventually brought down Najib and the whole government of BN government on May 9.</p>
  337. <p>Also, criminal breach of trust and money laundering both involve implementation. Despite revelations on possible wrongdoing by MPs and various reports, it remained parked under the Finance Ministry. Throughout the whole process, there was no plan to unearth any evidence of wrongdoing, and no arrests were made.</p>
  338. <p>Plus, it wasn’t just Low and his accomplices who enjoyed a wild life, but Najib and Rosmah as well, especially given their lavish lifestyle.</p>
  339. <p>Lastly, if they could live beyond their means, it can only mean that they breached the ceiling of their spending powers many times over – especially since Najib, from the age of 23, was not supposed to benefit from any trappings of public office other than that which the government has provided.</p>
  340. <p>Thus, the intent, planning, implementation and accomplishment were all there from 2009, only to be exposed more globally by 2015.</p>
  341. <p>As far as Malaysians are concerned, the fall of UMNO and BN is indictment enough. But it helps if the courts can indict not just the mastermind and Najib, but every unsavoury character in the madcap charade that burned through public funds – the lack of which is preventing the new government from having the necessary financial means to help the country prosper immediately again.</p>
  342. <p>Given the huge national debts and contingent liabilities of RM1.09 trillion, which is almost 80 percent of the GDP, it goes without saying that Shafee may not be cognisant of the sheer gravity of his client’s alleged crimes.</p>
  343. <p>Little wonder that Shafee himself is being <a href="https://www.malaysiakini.com/news/442934"><strong>charged</strong></a> over receiving RM9.5 million to prosecute Anwar Ibrahim in 2014, whose guilty verdict has since been expunged from all criminal records due to a full royal pardon.</p>
  344. <p>Shafee looks to be entering the wrong defence, precisely because he has zero options left. Using a book cannot exonerate Najib and his spendthrift wife any more than the salacious details of the book can be prevented from being known by the public.</p>
  345. <p>It is all too late for the wolves of Putrajaya.</p>
  346. <p>PHAR KIM BENG was a multiple award-winning Head Teaching Fellow on China and Cultural Revolution in Harvard University.</p>
  347. <p>&#8211; https://dinmerican.wordpress.com</p>
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