Archive for September 18th, 2018

Is Jho Low’s revamp of his personal website the first blow of a new Najib-Low campaign to limit the damage of the 1MDB scandal by working for the toppling of the Pakatan Harapan government in Putrajaya before 15GE?

News reports that fugitive billionaire Jho Low had overhauled his personal website to focus on rebutting allegations against him in connection with the international 1MDB corruption and money-laundering scandal kept gnawing at me in the five-hour flight from Kuala Lumpur to Perth.

Why had Jho Low, described by two authors of the latest best-selling book on the 1MDB scandal, journalists of Wall Street Journal, Tom Wright and Bradley Hope in their book “Billion Dollar Whale” as “a silver-tongued con man”, made such a belated attempt at self-defence over the 1MDB scandal at such a late stage – five years after Clare Rewcastle Brown started digging up the 1MDB scandal, culminating in another best-seller on the 1MDB scandal, “The Sarawak Report – The Inside Story of the 1MDB Expose”; more than three years after the Wall Street Journal expose of the RM2.6 billion donation in former Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s personal bank accounts; and more than two years after the US Department of Justice (DoJ) largest kleptocratic litigation to eventually forfeit US$1.7 billion of US$4.5 billion of 1MDB-linked assets transacted through United States financial system? Read the rest of this entry »

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