Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Najib Razak's Tanore Trial

1MDB’s former CEO Mohd Hazem Abdul Rahman (left) told the Kuala Lumpur High Court yesterday that Low Taek Jho (better known as Jho Low) was the trusted right-hand man of then prime minister Najib Razak in the said company’s affairs. 

Mohd Hazem who testified as the tenth prosecution witness in Najib’s power abuse and money laundering trial noted that while Low had insisted on operating behind the scenes, the businessperson was allegedly actually the one who gave orders and instructions on behalf of Najib on 1MDB matters and decisions. 

He had highlighted that his first meeting and introduction to Low was via Najib’s then principal private secretary, the late Azlin Alias (right), which he said clearly showed “Jho Low has access to PMO’s team and carries the PM’s mandate”. In fact, he even claimed that Azlin himself had confirmed that Low “represents” Najib in 1MDB. 

This should be an open-and-shut case too. 

The coming Sabah’s state election is shaping up to be a confusing free-for-all, with multi-cornered contests in each of the Malaysian state’s 73 seats. 

According to Election Commission chairperson Abdul Ghani Salleh said that a total of 447 candidates from 16 parties, including 56 independents, are standing in this election – with voting to be held on September 26, 2020. 

It’ll be interesting to see how Sabahans vote this time around.

The question on everyone’s mind is whether they will reject the “political frogs” that continue to haunt Malaysian and Sabahan politics. These slimy snollygosters must be shunned, sidelined and spurned, once and for all.

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