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Goldman CEO apologizes to Malaysians
Goldman Sachs Group chief executive David Solomon apologized to the Malaysian people for the role of former banker Tim Leissner in the 1MDB scandal but said the bank conducted due diligence before each transaction.
Former Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak, who is also involved in the scandal, told reporters on the Cameron Highlands election campaign that Goldman Sachs should take responsibility if it did not take care of 1MDB's interests.
On another issue, DAP veteran Lim Kit Siang urged Najib to take the roti canai roads into the Cameron Highlands to see how he had failed with the local Orang Asli community.
Meanwhile, the family of Mongolian national Altantuya Shaariibuu is trying to force Tommy Thomas to disclose all statements made by the police in connection with his murder, including that of Musa Safri, Najib's field helper, who was then deputy prime minister.
Altantuya's father, Setev Shariibuu, will be in Malaysia next week to testify in the RM100 million lawsuit against the Malaysian government, two former police officers and political analyst Abdul Razak Baginda.
Harapan has a chance to lead Cameron, says BN source
A highly ranked source from a BN party said Pakatan Harapan could wipe out the Cameron Highlands parliamentary seat, even if BN wins on Jan. 26 – should direct candidate Ramli Mohd Nor join the coalition after the election.
Meanwhile, Pahang Menger Besar Wan Rosdy Wan Ismail assured voters that Ramli would not change sides if he won the election, saying that BN has a way to prevent that from happening.
Ramli himself put an end to this speculation, stating that "BN is in my heart."
In another matter, Chiong Yoke Keong and Howard Lee of DAP asked Wan Rosdy to provide a deadline for the settlement of the Temporary Occupancy License (TOL) application in Cameron Highlands.
Meanwhile, the Bersih electoral reform group has accused DAP Secretary General Lim Guan Eng of playing the patronage card before the presidential election, urging voters to vote in Harapan for the development of the electorate.
A four-month-old pregnant woman filed a police report on the death of the fisherman husband in custody of the Malaysian Maritime Control Agency, which the agency claims to have been suicidal.
Deputy Prime Minister Dr. Wan Azizah Wan Ismail said the government is seriously considering imposing a curfew on minors under 18 in efforts to curb drug abuse.
The Selayang Court of Appeal convicted a taxi driver who was caught on video, killing a cat in a dryer in a self-service laundry, to two years in prison.
PAS general secretary Takiyuddin Hassan said the party had decided to clear the way for the BN to contest the upcoming Semenyih election.
The prime minister, dr. Mahathir Mohamad, is scheduled to hit the election campaign for the Cameron Highlands presidential election on the eve of election day.
Deputy Minister of International Trade and Industry Ong Kian Ming will speak at a forum on the Automotive Industry Overview.
PKR President Anwar Ibrahim will be in the office of Deputy Lembah Pantai.