Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Najib Razak is Expected to be Charged Any Day Now

New Sunday Times revealed Sunday that investigators scrutinizing Najib Razak (left) have recommended for the former prime minister to be charged. 

This was made in the probe papers submitted to the Attorney-General’s Chambers on June 12, 2018. 

Highly-placed sources told the Malaysian daily the recommendation was made because the MACC “have enough evidence” to “ensure the cases stick”. 

The sources said the case they had drawn up against Najib was “as strong” as it was when the commission’s investigators concluded and submitted the investigation papers on the case to the A-G in 2015. 

(Note: When MACC made the recommendation to charge back then, the then A-G Mohamed Apandi Ali had said there was no case!). 

Already, A-G Tommy Thomas had tasked two teams to study the IP with a view to consider both criminal and civil charges against Najib. 

The sources said the recommendation to charge in MACC’s IP did not include Najib’s wife, Rosmah Mansor. Methinks, she should be on the charge sheet too. 

The money laundering charge is linked to the allegations that RM42 million had made its way into Najib’s personal bank accounts. Of course, Najib has been denying knowledge of any wrongdoing with regard to this allegation. 

It is now up to Tommy Thomas to take the next step. All I know is Malaysians are getting impatient. 

BTW, Thomas had also signed a mutual legal assistance request from Switzerland, United States, France and the United Arab Emirates – countries where investigations into 1MDB are ongoing. 

Some updates on the World Cup in Russia: 

On Sunday, Germany fell to Mexico 0-1, the first loss for a German team in a World Cup opener since 1982. 

Viva la Mexicana! Getty Images

This shock win had people in Mexico jumping for joy and shaking the ground so hard that they set off earthquake detectors! 

It was reported that super-sensitive sensors registered tremors at two sites in Mexico City – a mere seven seconds after Hirving Lozano scored for the underdogs. 

The Institute of Geological and Atmospheric Investigations called them “artificial” quakes. 

On the same day too, Brazil could only manage a 1-1 draw against Switzerland. 

A day earlier, France edged Australia 2-1, Denmark beat Peru 1-0, Iceland drew 1-1 against Argentina and Nigeria were defeated by Croatia by two goals to nil. 

On Friday, Uruguay beat Egypt 1-0 and Spain drew 3-3 against Portugal.

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