Corruption charges

  • Islamabad HC asks Sharif to appear by Nov 24
    ISLAMABAD, OCTOBER 10 (IANS): The Islamabad High Court (IHC) has asked former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to appear before it by November 24 to avoid being declared a proclaimed offender. The IHC's Registrar Office on Friday issued a written order in the proceedings on the appeal in Al-Azizia and Avenfield corruption references, reports Dawn news. A two-member division bench of the IHC issued the order. On October 7, the court recorded statements of Dildar Ali Abr
  • Malaysia's former finance minister charged with corruption
    KUALA LUMPUR, August 7 (Reuters): Malaysia on Friday charged former finance minister and senior opposition leader Lim Guan Eng with corruption for seeking a bribe on a $1.5 billion infrastructure project. Lim said the charge was "politically motivated". The charge against Lim, who was minister in the Mahathir Mohamad-led coalition that collapsed in February, comes amid speculation that elections could be imminent due to Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin's slim ma
  • Malaysia arrests ex-finance minister on corruption charges
    KUALA LUMPUR, August 6 (Reuters) - Malaysia's former finance minister Lim Guan Eng was arrested on Thursday in connection with corruption allegations over a $1.5 billion undersea tunnel project, state news agency Bernama reported. Lim, a senior opposition leader, will be charged in court on Friday, the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission said in a statement, although it did not immediately comment on the arrest. His arrest follows a months-long investigation into graft alleg
  • Malaysia's Najib sentenced to over a decade in jail in first 1MDB graft trial
    KUALA LUMPUR, July 28 (Reuters): Malaysia's former leader Najib Razak was found guilty of corruption and sentenced on Tuesday to 12 years in jail in the first trial over a multi-billion-dollar scandal at state fund 1MDB that stretched to the Gulf states and Hollywood. In a case widely seen as a test of the southeast Asian nation's resolve to stamp out corruption and which could have big political implications, high court judge Mohamad Nazlan Mohamad Ghazali sentenced Najib t
  • Kyrgyz ex-president sentenced to 11 years in prison
    BISHKEK, June 23 (Reuters): A court in Kyrgyzstan sentenced former president Almazbek Atambayev to 11 years and two months in prison on Tuesday on corruption charges, which he denies.   The court found Atambayev guilty of ordering a convicted criminal released from prison, in a case his supporters have dismissed as driven by a political conflict between Atambayev and his successor, President Sooronbai Jeenbekov.   Atambayev, 63, ran the Central Asian, ex-Sovi