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NEWS WITHOUT BORDERS theSun ONWEDNESDAY | JULY 11, 2018

BIRTHDAYKISS ... PrimeMinister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad shies away as his wife, Tun Dr Siti HasmahMohamadAli tries to give hima kiss. The couple, who have been together for more than 60 years, were interviewed in conjunctionwith the premier’s 93rd birthday yesterday. However, after some persuasion, Mahathir agreed to the kiss. The interviewwas done by Astro Ceria popstar Kashika Selvan at their residence.

SwissAG meets Thomas on1MDB

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BY RAJVINDER SINGH newsdesk@thesundaily.com PETALING JAYA: Switzerland is investigating use of financing obtained by theMalaysian sovereign funds 1MDB and SRC International Sdn Bhd, earmarked for investment in economic development projects, said Swiss Attorney- General Michael Lauber Lauber said he discussed the coordination of the investigation into the 1MDB >Discussions focusedon need for mutual commitment to ruleof law

discussions during the official work visit was on the need to affirma mutual commitment to the rule of law and the resumption of mutual legal assistance between the two jurisdictions,” he said in a statement after his official visit to Putrajaya yesterday, adding that former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razakwas not being investigated by his office. He said his office was investigating Petrosaudi, Tanjong/ Genting and ADMIC investment projects, as

well as an SRC investment involving natural resources. He said all or part of the financing obtained is alleged to have been used for other purposes, most particularly for personal enrichment. “At this stage of the proceedings, six people are under investigation and two banks are suspected of involvement. The investigationwas opened in response to reports from Money Laundering Reporting Office Switzerland (MROS) and the analysis of theMROS information carried out by his office,” said Lauber. He said the criminal proceedings against the sixwere under the Swiss Criminal Code namely suspicion of bribery of foreign public officials, misconduct in public office, money laundering, criminal mismanagement, forgery of documents, suspicion of criminal mismanagement and fraud for commercial gain. Lauber said given the international dimension of the case, numerous requests for mutual legal

HonouringaMalaysian icon KUALA LUMPUR: PosMalaysia yesterday released a special set ChewKer Er showing the special set of limited edition stamps launched yesterday.

case with his counterpart

Tommy Thomas.

stamps showing warmand light- heartedmoments of Mahathir with his wife TunDr Siti Hasmah Mohamad Ali, as well as the historicmoment of Mahathir’s swearing-in as the seventh prime minister of Malaysia, Al-Ishsal told a press conference at the Pos Malaysia headquarters. here yesterday. He said PosMalaysia was paying homage to an extraordinary icon of Malaysia.

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of limited edition stamps in conjunctionwith the 93rd birthday of PrimeMinister Tun DrMahathirMohamad. Its group chief executive officer, Al-Ishsal Ishak, said each of the “SetemKu” sheet featured stamps of different designs with a face value of 60 sen each. Each folder would contain three SetemKu sheets, with the

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assistance had been sent, most notably toMalaysia, the US, Luxembourg and Singapore. He addedwith regard to the value of assets seized, his office is unable to provide details. Cops seekMacau’s help tonabJhoLow BY ASHWINKUMAR newsdesk@thesundaily.com KUALA LUMPUR: The police have

Jamal beingprobed for illegal exit SHAHALAM: Police said they are investigating Red Shirts leader Datuk Seri Jamal Yunos under the Immigration Act after the Sungai Besar Umno chief fled the country when he was being investigated for several offences. Selangor police chief Commissioner Datuk MazlanMansor said the police had filed a report on the daywhen Jamal was deported here. “We subsequently probed him for exiting the country through illegal channels. We are looking into Section 51 of the Immigration Act and this will be added to the other pending cases that he currently faces.” Jamal, whowas deported from Indonesia last week, will spend time behind bars after he was denied bail by the Ampangmagistrate’s court after pleading not guilty to a charge of escaping police custody. He fled frompolice custody inMay prior to being granted bail. He initially claimed this was an honest mistake. However, he later left the country after claiming there was a conspiracy against him.

police have not received any official request for an explanation over former primeminister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak’s lawsuit against Commissioner Datuk Seri Amar Singh, saying the latter was not qualified to become an adviser to the 1MDB task force and that his integrity could be disputed. “That’s him (Najib) saying. He can say all sorts of things ... Let him say anything he wants ... But we have not been tasked or received any official request for an explanation so far. “If there is a need, we will prepare a response accordingly. So let’s wait and see.” In a legal counterattack on Friday, Najib filed lawsuits against top investigators, including CCIDdirector Amar who have been tasked to probe themulti-billion dollar scandal at state fund 1MDB. Besides naming Amar, Najib has also implicated Attorney-General Tommy Thomas andMalaysian Anti-Corruption Commission chief commissionerMohd Shukri Abdull, alleging that theywere prejudiced against himover the course of their investigations.

informed their counterparts inMacau that LowTaek Jho, better known as Jho Low, is wanted by the authorities here to assist in investigations into the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) scandal. Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun said police have made a written request toMacau to inform them that Low is wanted by the authorities here to assist in investigations. “We have not sent our teamyet to trace him. We are still waiting forMacau’s authorities to respond to us,” he told reporters after attending the Police Corporation annual meeting yesterday. Mohamad Fuzi also said police had so far informed seven countries through the Interpol red notice about Lowbeing sought over the 1MDB scandal. The seven countries are the United Arab Emirates, Hong Kong, Macau, India, Myanmar, China and Indonesia. Police have also requested Taiwan for further assistance via a diplomatic note.

Mohamad Fuzi and Jho Low

Interpol is the world’s largest international police organisation, with the role to enable police around the world to work together tomake the world a safer place. Taiwan is not with Interpol despite the fact that the island is a net contributor to international law enforcement. Police sent a team toHong Kong recently, but unfortunately Jho Lowhad left forMacau. On another matter, Mohamad Fuzi said

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