Elias Hj Idris
Friday, 15 January 2016 23:00


As Prime Minister Najib Razak prepares to confront the country with a belt-tightening revised new budget for 2016, Sarawak Report can inform Malaysians how some of its missing development funds have been spent.

Fugitive billionaire Jho Low, who stole hundreds of millions from 1MDB, has been recorded on social media entertaining his gang of friends and co-conspirators to the most extravagant imaginable partying and waste in a series of New Year bashes across the globe.

The jaw-dropping debauchery even included renting two jumbo jets so that the looters could “double-countdown” 2013 – by celebrating New Year in both Sydney and Las Vegas on the same day. As one admiring hanger-on commented:

“Only JL can manage this for double countdowns 2013″

Two private jets packed full of celebrity pals - all thanks to Jho Low

Two private jumbo jets packed full of celebrity pals heading from Sydney to Vegas – all thanks to Jho Low
Jasmine Who?

Significantly, as the trail of party pics and instagram records make clear, one member of this inner circle of Jho Low groupies is none other than the diminutive Kuching lawyer and ex-UBG/1MDB employee Jasmine Loo.

Jasmine Loo is wanted in Malaysia for questioning over 1MDB

Loo is wanted by the Malaysian authorities for questioning over her role in channelling hundreds of millions of ringgit from 1MDB into Sarawak’s UBG buy out by Jho Low.

So far she has evaded arrest and is believed to have abandoned her flat in a swanky Manhattan block in New York (which at US$4 million would appear to be well out of the normal price range for an already retired 30-something Malaysian legal executive).

However, this very New Year, Jasmine was again hanging out with Jho Low’s top celebrity friends Alicia Keays and Swizz Beatz in the posh French ski resort Corcheval.

The pals have been on several trips together, according to a mass of instagram evidence, which shows a sickening level of excess at the expense of ordinary Malaysians, whose money Jho Low looted from the 1MDB development fund controlled by his so-called ‘Big Boss’, Prime Minister Najib Razak.

Jasmine Loo (right) with Alicia Keys’ brother Cole Cook in the French ski resort of Corcheval over New Year.

Also in the same party of ski revellers was none other than the Wolf of Wall Street producer and partner of Najib’s son Riza Aziz, Joey McFarland.

In a schmaltzy comment on their cosy line up, Keays’ brother exclaimed this band of friends have bonded over the years to become “family”. There is one common denominator, who brings all these hangers-on together and that is Jho Low.

Red Granite's Joey McFarland with girlfriend AXXX and Alicia Keys' family

Red Granite’s Joey McFarland with girlfriend Antoinette Costa and Alicia Keys’ brother and son

Sarawak Report has identified the core contingent of Jho Low’s party-guests, who have been pictured time and again at these gatherings since the original 1MDB heist of hundreds of millions of dollars in 2009.

These include the former celebrity booker cum film producer Joey McFarland and actors from Red Granite movies such as Jonah Hill; Jasmine Loo herself; the sons of Najib Razak and their close pals from Thailand; some key employees of Low’s Jynwel Capital, including his brother Szen Low and deputy Seet Li Lin, as well as the likes of Alicia Keys, Swizz Beatz, Jamie Foxx, Paris Hilton and Leonardo Dicaprio.

Jho Low parties in Vegas with Hollywood stars Leonardo Dicaprio and Tobey Maguire

Jho Low (centre) parties in Vegas with Hollywood stars Leonardo Dicaprio and Tobey Maguire

All have either participated in Low’s theft of Malaysia’s cash (like Loo and Seet) or enjoyed the fruits of his money through excessive partying and gambling and payments to their various charities and PR activities.

Jasmine and Alicia’s family on snowy holiday together
Indeed, with Jasmine in the know and on the run it appears that Jho Low has decided to keep this mousey nobody of a local lawyer as part of this ‘close family’ – even if that means including her in his key celebrity circle of flash Hollywood big shots.

Najib’s son Norashman, like step-son Riza frequently appears in the Jho Low circle of pampered party-goers

Private Jumbo hire so Jho Low’s crowd can celebrate a global NY

The level of debauchery and extravagance by the Jho Low ‘family of friends’ is best described through their own testimony.

In 2013 Hollywood rapper/actor Jamie Foxx (a regular beneficiary of Jho Low’s largesse with Malaysia’s stolen money) went on television to brag about the excesses of their New Year’s partying.

He had a “friend with some money”, Foxx coyly explained to gasping show host Jonathan Ross. That friend had hired two private jumbo jets, so that the well-paid celebrity pals could first enjoy New Year in Sydney and then fly to welcome it in a second time in Las Vegas!

“I got a friend, you know he got some money and he flew me, Leonardo Di Caprio, Jonah Hill and some other cats and we flew to Australia right. And we did the countdown in Australia then jumped back on a plane and then did the countdown in Vegas. That’s crazy! That was nuts!”

"I got a friend, he got some money" brags pal Jamie Foxx - time to ask how Jho Low got that money?

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