by Ganesh Sahathevan
The photo above obtained by Sarawak Report shows PM Najib, wife Rosmah and Petrosaudi's Prince Turki Abdullah and Tarek Obeid in discussion, on board a yacht somewhere off the coast of the south of France.
In February 2017 this writer reported, with reference to photos published by Sarawak Report:
Photos show Najib, Rosmah , conducted 1MDB business with PetroSaudi on their own, without 1MDB management, or board present
In September this year The Star reported:
The High Court here was told on Wednesday (Sept 25) that the joint-venture project between 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) and PetroSaudi International Ltd (PSI) came about and was discussed during Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s vacation in Southern France on board a yacht with Prince Turki bin Abdullah in August 2009.
Former 1MDB chief executive officer Datuk Shahrol Azral Ibrahim Halmi, 49, said he only came to know of the discussion between the two leaders through fugitive businessman Low Taek Jho, better known as Jho Low.
"Jho Low informed me before the discussion that Najib had met with Raja Abdullah and both leaders had agreed to form a joint-venture worth USD2.5 billion for investment in both countries.
"Jho Low also stated that he was personally present during the discussion with Prince Turki, and Najib directed him (Jho Low) to manage and provide coordination between 1MDB and PSI," he said.
The confirmation that Najib and Rosmah discussed 1MDB business on that yacht trip again raises questions about the others, namely Robin Tan and Bustari Yusof, who were reported to have been present on that trip.It is now for Lim Guan Eng, Tony Pua and others involved in the 1MDB investigation to determine and publicly explain what these two were doing on that trip.