Category: 1 Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB)

Australia shuts down investment schemes run by fund linked to 1MDB

The Australian Federal Court has ordered five investment schemes managed by Avestra Asset Management to shut down, The Australian reported today, following the fund’s link to the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) controversy. It was reported that the judge made the decision after going through a report from liquidators, who unearthed...

The Offshore Wrapper: a week in tax justice #71

Now that’s what I call a Big Tax Case A long running court case that has become known as the ‘Big Tax Case’ appears to be reaching a conclusion. It involves Scottish football club Rangers, who went bust in 2012. After it failed, a new company was created. It bought...

ZETI HATCHET JOB SPLASHED ONLINE: Jho Low accused of ‘PROXY WAR’ to defend ROSMAH & himself

KUALA LUMPUR – As speculation intensifies that Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak is on the verge of sacking central bank governor Zeti Aziz, an expose on her family’s ‘dealings’ has been splashed online. Critics of the Prime Minister claim the article was sponsored by 1MDB figure Jho Low and his...

MAS ‘committed to safeguarding financial system’

1MDB scandal prompts regulator to outline S’pore’s anti-money laundering regime The financial regulator has outlined Singapore’s anti-money laundering regime after an unfolding scandal at 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) put the private banking industry here in the spotlight. The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) said yesterday in a statement: “Singapore is...

Bank Negara urged to act on 1MDB funds in Cayman Islands

The existence of 1MDB’s RM7 billion in the Cayman Islands and its return to Malaysia must be verified. KUALA LUMPUR: Pandan MP Rafizi Ramli urged Bank Negara Governor Zeti Akhtar Aziz, in a statement on Wednesday, to invoke the Anti Money Laundering Act and ensure that a reported RM7 billion...

Blow to Labuan as tax haven, says DAP

LABUAN: Former DAP Chairman here Lau Seng Kiat has questioned the Government’s rationale for parking billions of ringgit in 1MDB funds in distant Cayman Islands instead of the Labuan Financial and Business (ILFB) centre. Lau was referring to on-going controversies relating to the investment prudence of 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB)...