Malaysian fund manager tried to flee to KL, court told


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  • Tuesday, 16 Mar 2010

MELBOURNE: A Malaysian who formerly oversaw a Macquarie fund team responsible for handling billions of pounds in Britain has told a court in Australia he was emotionally distressed when he tried to flee to Kuala Lumpur illegally earlier this month, a newspaper report said.

Oswyn De Silva, 36, under investigation for suspicious trades, tried to leave Australia with his brother via Perth on March 1, in defiance of a New South Wales Supreme Court order preventing him from fleeing.

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