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1MDB trial: Najib’s ex-aide says Rosmah called Jho Low regularly, invited him to ‘very, very exclusive’ events

Malay Mail logo Malay Mail 5 days ago Danial Dzulkifly
a group of people standing next to a man in a suit and tie: Datuk Amhari Efendi Nazaruddin (centre) is pictured at the Kuala Lumpur High Court Complex , September 10, 2019. ― Picture by Yusof Mat Isa © Provided by Malay Mail Sdn Bhd Datuk Amhari Efendi Nazaruddin (centre) is pictured at the Kuala Lumpur High Court Complex , September 10, 2019. ― Picture by Yusof Mat Isa

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 10 — Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor telephoned fugitive financier Low Taek Jho frequently and often hosted him at private events at her and Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s family home here, the High Court was told today.

Datuk Amhari Efendi Nazaruddin, a former special officer to Najib, told the latter’s main 1MDB corruption trial today that these occurrences led him to conclude that Low or Jho Low was a confidante to the wife of the former prime minister.

Lead defence lawyer Tan Sri Shafee Abdullah earlier asked Amhari why he considered Low to have a close relationship to Rosmah.

Aside from the telephone calls, the former aide also testified to witnessing direct conversations between Low and Rosmah.

Shafee: Did you attend any meetings that you witness this sense of closeness

Amhari: There were some functions and meet-ups; Jho Low was there while I was in another section of the house.

Shafee: Was this their Number 11 house (in Langgak Duta)?

Amhari: Yes

Shafee: So what transpired that you conclude that they were close?

Amhari: Some of these functions, if I can generalise, are private functions organised by Datuk Seri (Najib) and Datin Seri (Rosmah). Jho Low was invited as well and they were very very exclusive.

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