中国曾提出救助1MDB以换取马来西亚交易

之前我轻视了这篇报道的重要性,直到我看到 kleptocracy asset recovery initiative 。我猜这是老天给郭文贵的又一个礼物。

《华尔街日报》见到的文件显示,马来西亚官员暗示,“一带一路”部分基建项目以高于市场价值的水平获得了资金,从而产生了可以满足其他需要的多余现金。去年取代纳吉布政府上台的现马来西亚政府调查人员认为,其中部分资金用作纳吉布政治活动的资金支持,并偿还1MDB即将到期的债务。1MDB是纳吉布于2009年成立的基金,用于为当地发展提供资金。

据知情人士透露,纳吉布知悉2016年马来西亚和中国方面的会晤。在被问及这些问题时,这位前总理当时发表了一份声明,称该铁路项目将为马来西亚带来数万个就业机会,并表示,在他的领导下,马来西亚连续九年实现经济增长。

去年5月在选举中将纳吉布赶下台的马来西亚现任总理马哈蒂尔(Mahathir Mohamad)暂停了上述中方项目。此后,马来西亚以洗钱和背信等罪名指控纳吉布。纳吉布否认了这些指控,他已经获得保释,今年将面临审判。

Source: 中国曾提出救助1MDB以换取马来西亚交易 – 华尔街日报

The Billion-Dollar Mystery Man and the Wildest Party Vegas Ever Saw

关于刘特佐的书要出版了。《Billion Dollar Whale: The Man Who Fooled Wall Street, Hollywood and the World》

It must have cost millions, Mr. Leach estimated. Here were new lovers Kanye West and Kim Kardashian canoodling under a canopy; Paris Hilton and heartthrob River Viiperi whispering by a bar; actors Bradley Cooper and Zach Galifianakis, on a break from filming “The Hangover Part III,” laughed as they took in the scene. “We’re used to extravagant parties in Las Vegas, but this was the ultimate party,” Mr. Leach said. “I’ve never been to one like it.”

Source: The Billion-Dollar Mystery Man and the Wildest Party Vegas Ever Saw – WSJ

Malaysia Brings First Criminal Charges Against Alleged 1MDB Ringleader Jho Low

看来马哈蒂尔访华没谈拢。

另外这个法律上的父亲刘福平 (Low Hock Peng) 是谁?

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia—Malaysian police said Friday that they have filed money laundering charges against Low Taek Jho, or Jho Low, the alleged mastermind behind the financial scandal involving state development fund 1Malaysia Development Bhd.

They are the first criminal charges brought against Mr. Low, who has been moving between Hong Kong, Macau and mainland China in recent months, according to people with knowledge of his movements. In conjunction with the charges, a Malaysian court has issued warrants for the arrest of Mr. Low and his father, Low Hock Peng. The elder Mr. Low isn’t believed to be in Malaysia, say people familiar with his movements.

Amar Singh, chief of the Malaysian police commercial crime division, said eight money laundering charges have been filed against Mr. Low and one against his father.

Source: Malaysia Brings First Criminal Charges Against Alleged 1MDB Ringleader Jho Low – WSJ

马来西亚怀疑“一带一路”项目资金被用于偿还1MDB债务

嘿嘿,看能不能抓到实锤。
郭文贵怎么没爆这个料呢。😀

马来西亚现任总理马哈蒂尔(Mahathir Mohamad)在7月份冻结了逾200亿美元马来西亚基建项目资金,这些项目是中国“一带一路”倡议的一部分。马哈蒂尔表示,合同金额似乎被夸大,这意味着可能存在贪腐行为。

据两位参与项目评估的政府官员称,目前,马哈蒂尔政府怀疑本该用于这些项目的资金已通过境外空壳公司被转移,用于偿还1MDB近7亿美元的债务。

这两位官员称,与纳吉布政府有关的马来西亚人似乎与中国公司代表一起安排了资金的转移。

马来西亚新任财政部长林冠英(Lim Guan Eng)对《华尔街日报》(The Wall Street Journal)表示,中国公司可能参与了马来西亚主要基础设施项目的迂回套利,从这些项目中抽取资金来帮助1MDB。中国外交部没有回复记者的置评请求。

Source: 马来西亚怀疑“一带一路”项目资金被用于偿还1MDB债务 – 华尔街日报