New book on 1MDB controversy to be penned by Swiss whistleblower Justo

New book on 1MDB controversy to be penned by Swiss whistleblower Justo
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PETALING JAYA - A new book on the 1Malay­sia Development Bhd (1MDB) debacle is in the works.

This time, Swiss whistleblower Xavier Andre Justo announced that he is writing a book on his personal experience on the issue.

He said he and his wife have started writing a book which “will be about a personal experience, a journey through hell, about love, friendship and deception”.

“A human story. It will not be a 1MDB book, or a financial crime story,” he wrote on his Facebook account.

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I have just finished reading the WSJ book. It’s a great book, very well documented and very easy to read. It gives a...

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“We need to tell the truth and to explain what really happened, with all the details showing the ignominy of these criminals.

“Nobody can really imagine that criminals in order to protect their stolen money have no limits, no morality, no humanity and who truly they are,” he said in his post signed as “The Justo Family”.

The former Petrosaudi International execu­tive said it would take about a year to pen his story, pointing out that writing a book with “no assistance and with a life to recover is a long and not an easy task”.

“It will be a legacy for our son, our families and friends that have shared our sufferings and have been supporting us forever,” he said, adding that if there were profits made from the books, part of it will go to Malaysian charities.

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In the Facebook post, Justo said he has read the Billion Dollar Whale written by Wall Street Journal reporters Bradley Hope and Tom Wright, and he wrote corrections on several portions of the book where he was mentioned.

He also wrote that he plans to read The Sarawak Report: The Inside Story of the 1MDB Expose by Sarawak Report editor Clare Rewcastle-Brown.

“I consider Clare Rewcastle-Brown and Bradley Hope my friends, that’s why I feel right in commenting their writings concerning me,” he added.

Justo is a key figure in the 1MDB issue and it is the information which he shared with Rewcastle-Brown that sparked off investigations into the fund in multiple countries.

He had pledged to continue to help Malaysia in any way possible, including testifying in trials here.


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