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1MDB witness denies taking bribes from Goldman Sachs, Tim Leissner

27/1/2022 11:03:00 AM

1MDB witness denies taking bribes from Goldman Sachs, Tim Leissner

Azmi Tahir says he never questioned the high interest rate as it had been decided by CEO Shahrol.

Copy URLFORMER 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) chief financial officer Azmi Tahir today denied receiving bribes from ex-Goldman Sachs Southeast Asia chairman Tim Leissner for his part in helping the Malaysian state investment firm raise US$1.75 billion in bonds.

Azmi revealed this in the Kuala Lumpur High Court during the graft trial of former prime minister Najib Razak involving RM2.28 billion of 1MDB funds when questioned by defence lawyer Tania Scivetti, who suggested that a sum of US$4 million had served as bribes to 1MDB officials, including Azmi.

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× Copy URL FORMER 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) chief financial officer Azmi Tahir today denied receiving bribes from ex-Goldman Sachs Southeast Asia chairman Tim Leissner for his part in helping the Malaysian state investment firm raise US$1.75 billion in bonds. Azmi revealed this in the Kuala Lumpur High Court during the graft trial of former prime minister Najib Razak involving RM2.28 billion of 1MDB funds when questioned by defence lawyer Tania Scivetti, who suggested that a sum of US$4 million had served as bribes to 1MDB officials, including Azmi. Effective July 2018, access to full reports will only be available with a subscription. Sign-up now and enjoy one (1) week free access!