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Prime Minister of Malaysia (2009-present); Deputy Prime Minister (2004-2009)

Najib Razak

Associates in the data: Mohd Nazifuddin bin Mohd Najib

Related to  Malaysia
Data from: Panama Papers

Mohd Nazifuddin bin Mohd Najib

Mohd Nazifuddin bin Mohd Najib is a son of Malaysia’s Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak. He has invested in a vast range of Malaysian businesses in such sectors as technology, energy, finance, mass transit and paints and coatings. In 2015, Nazifuddin became vice president of the Olympic Council of Malaysia. The same year, he denied allegations that he had been involved in a Ponzi scheme relating to a digital currency in Thailand. Nazifuddin has publicly defended his father, who in January 2016 was cleared of wrongdoing in relation to the transfer of nearly $700 million into Razak’s personal accounts.

In the data

In 2009 Nazifuddin became one of the two directors of Jay Marriot International Ltd., which Mossack Fonseca registered in the British Virgin Islands. The other director was Ch'ng Soon Sen, then executive director of Malaysia Pacific Corp., a major property developer, and now its CEO. In 2012, together with Megat Daniff Shahriman bin Zaharudin, a business developer, Nazifuddin became a director of PCJ International Venture Limited, also registered by Mossack Fonseca in the BVI. Megat is the financial adviser of a nongovernmental organization headed by Nazifuddin, Youth on Unity, that aims to help Malaysia's underprivileged children. PCJ International Venture Limited was inactivated in 2013 .

Response

Nazifuddin said that he used PCJ International Venture Limited "for international business" but that there were "no business transactions," and the company was shut down. Ch'ng confirmed that he and Nazifuddin acquired Jay Marriot in 2009 but said there had been no business activity "since formation." He said that in 2011 Nazifuddin transferred his share to Ch'ng's sister and resigned as director.
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