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Entries in Malaysia (52)

Wednesday
Nov162016

Former U.S. Naval Attaché gave Fat Leonard’s boats diplomatic cover

A retired Navy Captain who served as the U.S. Naval Attaché to the Philippines pleaded guilty Tuesday for helping a Singapore-based defense contractor avoid vessel and cargo inspections by using diplomatic cover.

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Thursday
Nov032016

Two Singapore execs extradited in Fat Leonard case

Two former executives of a Singapore-based defense contractor have been extradited to the United States in the massive bribes-for-secrets scandal that has rocked the U.S. Navy's Pacific Command.

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Tuesday
Oct112016

Singapore closes Falcon Bank, arrests local manager for 1MDB-linked offenses

Singapore's bank regulator Tuesday shut down a second bank for "serious failures in anti-money laundering controls and improper conduct" linked to Malaysia's 1MDB fund.

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Tuesday
Aug232016

Compliance Alert: Enforcement hammer falls on real estate

Regulators charged with enforcing anti-corruption, anti-money laundering, and economic sanctions laws and regulations have turned new attention to the real estate industry, and investigations and enforcement efforts span the globe.

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Friday
Jul222016

Shah and Grant: How to steal billions

From 2009 to at least 2013, private individuals were allegedly able to siphon off more than $3.5 billion from the wealth fund of Malaysia and go on a high-end luxury shopping spree in several countries including the United States, the United Kingdom and Switzerland for property, museum-quality art and a private jet. 

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Wednesday
Jul202016

DOJ seeks forfeiture of $1 billion linked to Malaysia state fund

The DOJ filed a civil forfeiture complaint Wednesday against assets allegedly bought with money looted from Malaysia's sovereign wealth fund, 1Malaysia Development Berhad.

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Monday
Oct052015

In memoriam: IACA lecturer and Malaysia anti-corruption prosecutor Anthony Kevin Morais

Anthony Kevin Morais, a prosecutor in Malaysia’s Anti-Corruption Commission, was abducted and murdered in Kuala Lumpur. After disappearing on September 4, his body was discovered late last week in a barrel of concrete at the bottom of a river.

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Thursday
Jul302015

Malaysia leader sacks deputy, attacks news groups amid ‘firestorm’ of graft allegations

Malaysia PM Najib RazakMalaysia Prime Minister Najib Razak on Tuesday fired his deputy premier, Muhyiddin Yassin, who publicly questioned the government’s closure of two newspapers.

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Wednesday
Jul292015

Australia lifts ‘worst-ever’ gag order in banknote bribe case

Victoria's Supreme Court revoked a year-old suppression order that had prevented publication of any information about alleged overseas bribes the Reserve Bank of Australia paid to win banknote printing contracts in Malaysia, Indonesia, and Vietnam.

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Friday
Jun052015

New film looks behind Malaysia mega-dam projects (with video)

Image courtesy of the Borneo ProjectThe Borneo Project released a new short film about the planned development of twelve mega-dams in Malaysia's Sarawak state.

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Wednesday
Nov192014

2014: The Year of the International Whistleblower

The biggest SEC whistleblower award in Fiscal Year 2014 was in September, when the agency authorized a payment of more than $30 million to a whistleblower living outside the United States. The award more than doubled the previous highest award of $14 million.

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Tuesday
Nov112014

Myanmar Rohingya minority battered by persecution and corruption

Image courtesy of VOA via YoutubePresident Obama will be in Myanmar later this week for the East Asia Summit. A story Thursday by Jane Perlez of the New York Times reminded the president and the rest of the world about the plight of Myanmar's one million Rohingya people and their victimization by corrupt police and immigration officials.

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