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The bizarre story of the Goldman Sachs 1MDB Malaysia fund scandal now has a Trump link

It's one of the greatest scandals in financial history. "1MDB" started as a plan to fund Malaysian infrastructure projects but turned into $3 billion problem.

A Saudi flight was forced to turn around after a passenger realized her baby wasn’t on it

Footage of the conversation between air traffic control and the pilot making the bizarre request to return has since gone viral.
Malaysian Tourism Minister Datuk Mohammaddin bin Ketapi speaks to reporters in November 2018. He is in hot water for claiming that gay people don't exist in his country.

Malaysia’s tourism minister claimed there are no gay people in his country, which has a population of 32 million

Malaysia currently outlaws gay sex, which can get a punishment of up to 20 years of imprisonment or being publicly caned.
Malaysia's new King Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah and Queen Tunku Azizah Aminah Maimunah attend a welcoming ceremony at the Parliament House in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia January 31, 2019.

Malaysia just got a new king, under a unique system where 9 royal families take turns to rule for 5 years each

Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah was crowned after Sultan Muhammad V unexpectedly abdicated on January 6.
Goldman Sachs CEO David Solomon

Malaysia will forget all about the Goldman Sachs 1MDB scandal for the low low price of $7.5 billion

"An apology is just not sufficient ... There must be the necessary reparations and compensations," Malaysia's finance minister Lim Guan Eng said.
Former Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein

Goldman Sachs knows where all the money went, says Malaysia finance minister as country gears up for fight for stolen 1MDB billions

"We have suffered extremely large losses," Lim Guan Eng tells the newspaper. "And don’t tell me you don’t know where the money went."

#DuetWithMe was Malaysia’s top video challenge of 2018, according to social video app TikTok

These challenges can result in hundreds or thousands of iteration videos.
Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Lloyd Blankfein participates in a panel discussion during the White House Summit on Working Families in Washington June 23, 2014.

Malaysia files criminal charges against Goldman Sachs and 2 ex bankers, saying it seeks fines ‘well in excess’ of $2.7 billion

Prosecutors will seek criminal fines and jail time for the former Goldman executives Tim Leissner and Roger Ng Chong Hwa.
Hassan Al Kontar.

A Syrian refugee who was trapped in an airport for 7 months finally got a ticket out

Hassan Al-Kontar's nightmare began on March 7, and found himself trapped in the transit area of Kuala Lumpur International Airport.

Singapore, Hong Kong and Malaysia are APAC’s top 3 talent hubs, study finds

Singapore and Hong Kong excelled at tapping into an international talent pool, while Malaysia was investing in education to develop its homegrown skilled workforce