1MDB scandal fugitives hiding in China, says IGP

Billions of dollars were stolen from sovereign wealth fund 1MDB and bankrolled a global spending spree, with looted cash used to buy everything from pricey art to real estate. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, August 5, 2020.

SUSPECTS wanted over the 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) scandal are believed to be hiding out in China, Inspector-General of Police Abdul Hamid Bador said today.

While former prime minister Najib Razak lost power in 2018 over his involvement in the fraud and was last week convicted in a 1MDB-linked trial, several other suspects remain at large. 

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  • By right, Macau should allow us to repatriate Jho to be prosecuted for his catastrophic fraudulent act of siphoning tens of billion out of Malaysia debt. All children of Malaysia have to pay back indirectly in the coming years. If young Malaysians still puzzle, the money is made available possible with govt guarantee by the then PM. That's why all young Malaysians must pay back in due time. The current situation is similar to what Indian requested our govt to repatriate Naik Zakir. While we can blame China authority for not offering the necessary cooperation, we must also act like a gentleman by releasing Naik Zakir to India. Thus is to enhance international cooperation against criminals from escaping overseas.

    Posted 1 month ago by James Wong