Justo taking battle to the next level

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  • Thursday, 20 Dec 2018

United front: Justo with his wife Laura and their son at the New Scotland Yard premises in London in a photo posted on Justo

PETALING JAYA: He endured jail time in Thailand, saw his young family suffer and is now ready to take the battle to the next level.

Swiss whistleblower Xavier Andre Justo has filed criminal complaints in London against several UK companies and individuals involved in the Petrosaudi-1Malaysia Develop­ment Berhad (1MDB) deal.

“The fight is not over yet. We will chase them all, from the top to the bottom. Their crimes will not be forgotten or forgiven, never!

“We fight as a family because we suffered as a family! We will rest when these crooks are arrested, not before,” he posted on Facebook yesterday, sharing a family picture taken with his wife Laura and their young son at the New Scotland Yard premises in London.

In a text message to The Star, the former Petrosaudi International executive listed some of the people and companies mentioned in his criminal complaint to the UK police.

He also named companies such as Protection Group International Ltd and Neon Century Ltd.

Another UK firm believed to have been involved in the PetroSaudi-1MDB deal is the Royal Bank of Scotland.

It previously owned Coutts & Co Ltd – which it sold in 2015 – where Good Star Ltd has an account.

Good Star is allegedly controlled by Low Taek Jho or Jho Low, the businessman linked to 1MDB.

It is believed to have received US$700mil (RM2.7bil) misappropriated from 1MDB’s joint-venture project with PetroSaudi Interna­tional.

Another UK bank that was involved was Standard Chartered Bank, which handled the transactions of US$1.1bil (RM4.36bil) allegedly misappropriated from 1MDB to a businessperson in Singapore, according to a report by Malaysia­kini.

In 2015, the Monetary Authority of Singapore fined Standard Char­tered Bank and Coutts & Co Ltd S$5.2mil (RM15.5mil) and S$2.4mil (RM7.2mil) respectively for 1MDB-related offences.

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