The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) has published new allegations regarding the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) saga.
It has been alleged that a major Republican Party donor, Elliott Broidy and his wife, the attorney Robin Rosenweig, were in negotiations with Jho Low over a consulting contract.
Broidy is reportedly a close associate of US President Donald Trump. The WSJ article has alleged that one of the possible terms of the contract was a 75 million US dollars fee if the US Justice Department would drop its investigation into the 1MDB scandal.
It was also alleged that Broidy had prepared talking points for Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak for the latter’s 2017 visit to Washington DC, where he met President Trump.
Broidy, as well as Rosenweig’s law firm, Colfax Law Office Inc., have both denied representing Malaysia or any of its officials in any capacity.
However, it was also conceded that the firm had been engaged by Pras Michel, a friend of Low, “to provide strategic advice as part of a broader team to Mr. Low.”
Coming after the seizure of Jho Low’s yacht in Bali, this puts the 1MDB scandal back in the spotlight. With authorities across the world zooming in on the scandal, we should ask: what are the Malaysian authorities doing?
NIK NAZMI NIK AHMAD
PAKATAN HARAPAN YOUTH LEADER
PARTI KEADILAN RAKYAT YOUTH LEADER