1MDB trial: I waited outside Najib’s house while Jho Low went in to get signature, says Jasmine Loo


KUALA LUMPUR: Former 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) general counsel Jasmine Loo told the High Court that she would wait outside Datuk Seri Najib Razak's house in Jalan Langgak Duta while fugitive businessman Low Taek Jho, or Jho Low, went in to have Najib sign 1MDB-related documents.

Loo, who is the prosecution's 50th witness, said this when questioned by Deputy Public Prosecutor Deepa Nair Thevaharan at Najib's RM2.28bil 1MDB trial here on Wednesday (Feb 14).

"There were times when Jho Low would come out of Najib's house and take documents from me.

"I didn't enter Najib's residence, I just waited at the gate," she said.

In her 63-page witness statement, Loo said that in 2012 and 2013, she prepared documents - special rights redeemable preference shareholder resolution (SRRP) and minutes by a representative of holding company (MR) - by printing them and placing them in a folder.

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"I gave them to Jho Low by hand delivery anywhere that Jho Low directed, including at Najib's door at his residence in Langgak Duta, Kuala Lumpur.

"If not, I would give the plastic folder to any individual directed by Jho Low, and that individual would hand it over to Jho Low to obtain the signature. Only after the signature was obtained, Jho Low would hand over the SSRP and MR to me personally, or to any individual to be given to me.

"If it was not handed over to me, Jho Low would send me a message via his BBM (BlackBerry Messenger) to ensure that the documents were handed over to the 1MDB office for further action," Loo said.

On Tuesday, Loo told the court that during her time at 1MDB, she would only meet with Najib at meetings or events related to 1MDB together with 1MDB's management and that she had never met with Najib alone or directly for any company related matters.

Najib, 70, is on trial for 25 charges in total - four for abuse of power that allegedly brought him the financial benefit to the tune of RM2.28bil; and 21 for money laundering involving the same amount of money.

The trial continues before Justice Collin Lawrence Sequerah.

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