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Sep 28, 2018 17 tweets 9 min read
HAPPENING NOW: Malaysian PM Dr Mahathir Mohamad speaks at the #UNGA, 15 years after his last address. “The new Government of Malaysia, recently empowered with a strong mandate from its people, is committed to ensure that every Malaysian has an equitable share in the prosperity and wealth of the nation.” - Dr Mahathir at #UNGA
Sep 13, 2018 7 tweets 4 min read
Special PC on #1MDB by Malaysia’s deputy inspector general of police. “This evening, I’m going to update you on the developments of the case as investigated by the police”. 4 aspects have been probed by the CCID and several individuals investigated. Main areas probed by CCID:
• 1MTN notes worth RM5mil by Terengganu Islamic Authority
#1MDB & PetroSaudi Intl joint venture & loans in form of Murabahah Notes
• purchase of assets worth USD3.5bil involving Tanjong Negeri
• issuing of US$3 bil notes by 1MDB Global Investments
Jul 30, 2018 33 tweets 19 min read
Today: "Every word recorded by the investigation team will be tabled in this report. We are committed to the transparency of this report. It will be tabled fully, without any editing, additions, or redactions”. #MH370 #MH370: Families unsatisfied by the final report. “How can you expect us to believe what’s in there?”
Jul 3, 2018 114 tweets 51 min read
BREAKING: Former PM Najib Razak has been arrested in connection with investigations into #1MDB. BREAKING: @NajibRazak to be charged on Wednesday morning, says the #1MDB special task force.
Jun 27, 2018 9 tweets 3 min read
Former PM Najib Razak gave Malaysiakini an interview. Not only that, he went to their office to do it. A new Malaysia indeed. Najib on his seized "gifts":

"Over the years as head of the government, we have been gifted with a lot of items by foreign leaders as well as personal friends and I do know that under the law it is not illegal to receive gifts."
May 24, 2018 7 tweets 4 min read
What's behind Malaysia's RM1 trillion of liabilities?
• RM686.8bil of Federal Government Debt (50.8% of GDP)
• Government Guaranteees of RM199.1bil (14.6% of GDP)
• Lease payments of "Public Private Partnership" projects of RM201.4bil (14.9% of GDP) "Let me emphasize that the fundamentals of the economy remains strong... Together with the commitment of the new Government as well as the support of Malaysians all over the country, we will definitely succeed in saving our country," - Finance Minister @guanenglim
May 23, 2018 11 tweets 4 min read
Malaysia's first Pakatan Harapan cabinet has its first meeting.

(Photos: Syed Fidaz/ Selangor Chief Minister's office) In first post-Cabinet meeting PC, Dr Mahathir says they've studied ways to reduce government's debt which is in excess of RM1trillion.
May 22, 2018 15 tweets 8 min read
Big day of news in Malaysia:
• Ex-PM Najib to have his statement taken by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission in relation to #1MDB probe @ 10am.
• MACC chief to hold a news conference, promising new information @ 11am.
• PH Ministers clocking in for the first time. Malaysia's new Defence Minister, Mohamad "Mat" Sabu, inspecting the guard on his first day in office. @MSabu_Official
May 17, 2018 12 tweets 8 min read
.@anwaribrahim on @NajibRazak's fall from grace: "In a way it's like karma, you have to pay for what you did.. I personally have no malice, I've forgiven. But then public funds and other criminal activities involving others must be dealt with." More here: "I had my reservations and cynicism about the so-called reconciliation efforts. But (Mahathir) came to see me and he showed such compassion and concern which I thought was absent in the past." @anwaribrahim says his duty now is to support Dr Mahathir.
May 11, 2018 12 tweets 7 min read
DAY 2 of new Pakatan Harapan government: "There is no senior party, no junior party here. We are all equal... it is decided for the moment we are only going to create a small cabinet of important ministers. Not a full cabinet," says Dr Mahathir. #GE14 Dr Mahathir says core ministries will be:
2. Home affairs
3. Defense
4. Education
5. Rural development
6. Economy
7. Public works
8. Transport
9. Multimedia, Science and Technology
10. Foreign Affairs
May 10, 2018 54 tweets 28 min read
The morning after #GE14: Police block the main entrance to the National Palace. "The government has not been formed. Nothing is happening here," - one officer tells me. Dr Mahathir told us he would be sworn in today. Palace confirms swearing in won't be taking place today, with heightened security at each entrance. When will Dr Mahathir be sworn in? #GE14
Apr 10, 2018 100 tweets 72 min read
BREAKING: Malaysia's 14th General Election will be held on Wednesday, May 9. Nomination day will be on Saturday, April 28. The minimum period of 11 days has been set for campaigning. Unlike past polls, these elections will be held on a weekday. #GE14
Sep 6, 2017 6 tweets 2 min read
Talk of a major witness linked to Bank Negara testifying at the RCI into forex losses in the 1990s today. Who will it be? Ainum Mohd Saaid, former Attorney General of Malaysia & then head of AGC advisory services, is in court being questioned by Commission.