Najib talks about 1MDB scandal, losing GE14 and Dr M
LANGKAWI, Malaysia (June 20): Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak sat down with Reuters reporters for his first sit-down interview since his shock May 9 election defeat, and talked extensively about the 1MDB scandal, the hundreds of luxury handbags and other assets seized from him by the Malaysian authorities, and how he is coping with the investigation.
See below for some of the highlights from the interview:
On the 1MDB scandal:
"I didn't benefit from 1MDB, because I believe that the 1MDB was created to do something good for the country.
KUALA LUMPUR (Dec 14): Former Felda chairperson Tan Sri Isa Samad was this morning charged at the Sessions Court in Kuala Lumpur is relation to Felda’s purchase of its hotel in Kuching.
The former Negeri Sembilan menteri besar was charged with one count of criminal breach of trust (CBT) and nine counts of accepting kickbacks worth more than RM3 million.
The CBT charge is under Section 409 of the Penal Code, while the graft charges are under Section 16 of the MACC Act which is punishable under Section 24 of the same Act.