In the latest episode of the 1MDB saga Malaysia's anti-corruption chief Lateefah Koya released this afternnon a series of recordings of telephone converstaion which further implciate former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak in the 1MDB theft.
Most intriguing to this writer is the fact that the recordings are of telephone calls to the then Prime Minister ,at work and at home, which have obviously been intercepted. The telephone calls include calls to and from the Crown Prince of the UAE and between Najib and his wife Rosmah Mansor.
It is unclear who ordered the interecpets, but intercpeting calls to and from the Prime Minister, especially calls to and from the Prime Minister's home,are probably unprecendented.
There are Malaysian agencies which have these types of capabilties, so it is not necessarily the case that the intercepts are the work of any foreign agencies, like Australia's Defence Signals Directorate which have been said to be active in Kuala Lumpur.