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X Jamal’s homeburgled by ‘bodyguards’ page04

X World Cup special

MohamedSalah wasunable tosave the Pharoahs from aheavydefeat onhismuch-

anticipated WorldCup debut.The Liverpool superstar

X Khairypledges twomoreVP posts forUmno page03

looked rusty andshortof fitness inSaint Petersburg, though defensive lapseswere ultimately toblame for Egypt’s loss againstRussia.

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I was UNAWARE of alleged jewellery are WEDDINGGIFTS NOT my fault:Najib embezzlement of 1MDB funds yacht, the paintings ... I’ve never seen those paintings whatsoever,” saidNajib. “I was not aware of these purchases. This wasdonewithoutmyknowledge. Iwouldnever authorise 1MDB funds to be used for any of these items. I’ve been in government so long, I know what’s right and what’s wrong,” Najib said i n t h e Handbags, RM200m

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L ANGKAWI: Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak says he shouldn’t be blamed for the multi- billion-dollar 1MDB scandal, and declares he knows nothing about money from the state fund appearing in his personal account. He does, though, have explanations for the vast sums of cash, luxury handbags and jewellery recently seized fromhis homes by the authorities. Speaking to Reuters in his first sit-down interviewsincehis shockMay9electiondefeat, Najib said his advisers and the management and board of 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) had wrongly kept the alleged embezzlement of funds a secret fromhim. Newly elected Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad told Reuters on Tuesday that the authorities have “an almost perfect case”againstNajibonchargesofembezzlement, misappropriation and bribery linked to 1MDB. The 64-year-old politician lost the election after a decade in power at least partly because of the 1MDB scandal, which US Attorney- General Jeff Sessions has described as “kleptocracy at its worst”. Najib, in some of his most extensive comments yet on the 1MDB scandal, saidhe did not know if hundreds ofmillions of dollars that moved through his personal account was from1MDB, and ifmoney fromthe fundwas eventually laundered to acquire assets globally, including yachts, paintings, gems and prime real estate. “I’m not party to t h e

MIRACLE BOY ... This four-year-old fell from the 14th floor of a condominiumblock in Puchong, Selangor, yesterday and suffered only a broken arm. His fall was broken by an awning on the third floor, before he landed on the bonnet of a parked car.

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