Jho Low ordered Najib's aides to open overseas bank accounts, says witness

Hidir Reduan Abdul Rashid & Hariz Mohd

Modified 4 Sep 2019, 6:09 am

1MDB | In 2012, 1MDB-linked businessperson Low Taek Jho, better known as Jho Low, ordered two of former prime minister Najib Abdul Razak's aides to open overseas bank accounts under their names for political purposes, the High Court in Kuala Lumpur heard this morning.

Najib's former special officer Amhari Effendi Nazaruddin (photo, above right) said this happened during a meeting he and the late Azlin Alias had with Jho Low.

Amhari, the eighth prosecution witness in Najib's 1MDB criminal trial, testified that he and Azlin feared for their safety as well as that of their families, should they refuse the order...

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