first_imgA drive for good nutrition among pregnant women and children in a southern Assam district has been given a gooseberry candy twist. This follows a report that the targeted groups find the prescribed iron-folic acid tablets repulsive.According to the 2015 National Family Health Survey, 47.2% of the women of reproductive age in Hailakandi were anaemic. The district, thus, has the most anaemic children below 5 years, adolescents and women of reproductive age in Assam.But mothers, pregnant women and children in the district, data reveal, consume only 24.3% of the total iron-folic acid tablets that the district receives and distributes. “The tablets given to these groups are often not consumed as they feel nauseated or have constipation issues. There are also myths that these tablets will kill them or make them incapable of conceiving,” District Deputy Commissioner Keerthi Jalli told The Hindu. Amla, jaggery comboTo get around the problem while launching Poshan Maah, or nutrition month, a few days ago, the district administration decided to produce roundish amla-gur candies with a dose of salt. Nutritionists involved in the campaign said amla, or gooseberry, is rich in Vitamin C and antioxidants, while gur, or jaggery, is rich in iron, vital vitamins and minerals that boost the immune system.“The gooseberry candy is a home-made recipe, and is provided alongside iron-folic acid tablets as behavioural change in nutritious eating is a slow process. If women and children avoid the tablet, they can get the required vitamin and mineral inputs through the improvised delicacy of which ingredients are available locally,” Ms. Jalli said. The candy is cost-effective too, she said. Anganwadi workers, supervisors and mothers have been engaged to prepare and distribute the ‘laddoos’ with the ingredients given by the district authorities.“This is a novel initiative that should go a long way in checking anaemia that increases the risk during pregnancy and at childbirth, besides resulting in low birth weight and malnourished children,” Anganwadi worker Labiba Begum Barlaskar said.About 32.5% of the children aged below five in Hailakandi are underweight. The average figure for Assam is 30%.last_img read more

first_imgBuilding Blocks (“Raring to Grow”, October 4)Kudos to your team for profiling 35 young achievers who are dreaming with imagination and excelling with innovation in their fields (“Raring to Grow”, October 4). Chosen from across the length and breadth of the country, their ambition, motivation and success stories will inspire,Building Blocks (“Raring to Grow”, October 4)Kudos to your team for profiling 35 young achievers who are dreaming with imagination and excelling with innovation in their fields (“Raring to Grow”, October 4). Chosen from across the length and breadth of the country, their ambition, motivation and success stories will inspire many others to achieve what they desire and dream.–Rohit Kumar, MumbaiThe demographic profiling of the population has brought out the promise of the present generation. These 35 young role models have excelled in spite of insurmountable odds. The number of such stories would multiply manifold if an infrastructural and academic platform is provided to them. Their talent should be nurtured with the utmost care for optimum realisation of their latent potential.–Piyush Prashant Sinha, HyderabadGames of Neglect (“Sprinting to Disaster”, October 4)Deficiencies of the system and inefficiencies of the managers are squarely responsible for the ill-preparation for the Commonwealth Games (“Sprinting to Disaster”, October 4). Our incompetencies have caused irreparable damage to India’s image. It’s a pity that the prime minister had to step in to fix loose ends and ask those responsible to focus on completing the job, instead of indulging in a blame game.–Neeharika Sinha, AllahabadWalk the Talk (“Groping in the Dark”, October 4)The all-party delegation’s visit to Srinagar was an exercise in futility, a paid vacation for the MPs who went to offer lip-service (“Groping in the Dark”, October 4). Sitaram Yechury and Gurudas Dasgupta of the Left cannot do anything to stop bloodshed. After all, their party was responsible for the carnage of innocent people in West Bengal. Parliamentarians like them don’t have any moral right to speak on humanitarian issues.–Arun Azad, JamshedpuradvertisementHeart Matters (“New Hope for the Heart”, September 27)A heart attack strikes whenever and whosoever it wants, without any forewarning (“New Hope for the Heart”, September 27). About 40 per cent of heart attack victims in India do not even reach a hospital. It not only indicates the swiftness with which it happens but also the lack of proximity to healthcare units or hospitals. People need to be more conscious and alert, and hospital charges, doctors’ fees and other medical costs need to be brought down substantially to enable patients to seek timely treatment. –Prem K. Menon, MumbaiPolitics of Peace (“The Hate India Movement, September 27)Why have India and Pakistan become favourite terror targets (“The Hate India Movement, September 27)? It is because these two nations are run by weak governments, which shy away from acting against terrorists and have become their breeding grounds due to lack of political will? Instead, they love to blame each other for the rise of terror in the sub-continent. The governments let terrorists thrive because they help them reap gain electoral dividends.–Som Sharma, GurgaonSpoiled Sport (“Cricket’s Crooks”, September 13)Cricket in Pakistan has been dogged by betting scandals for over a decade now but its cricket board has largely remained indifferent to it (“Cricket’s Crooks”, September 13). If players are found guilty, they must be banned for life. Players are accepting money from bookies, but are they doing so out of greed or is there a powerful clique within the team that threatens to end their careers if they don’t? Honest answers are needed.–J.S. Acharya, HyderabadSplit Wide Open (“Splits in Silicon Valley”, September 13)What leads to marital disputes (“Splits in Silicon Valley”, September 13)? Perhaps, the lack of work-life balance, and more often than not it is the woman who is blamed for the lack of it. Life becomes a mess, especially for working couples whose materialistic pursuits costs them marital bliss. The man, however, is seldom blamed, for he is the breadwinner and not responsible for kids and domestic chores. This work should ideally be shared by both, but a man rarely does so. If a woman can be a boardroom queen and also a domestic goddess, why can’t a man be a little more responsible, understanding and involved to make a marriage work? Happiness is not just one big thing, but it is many little things rolled into one. And these little efforts will sow the seeds for a happy marriage.–Vimal S. Thaker, Ahmedabadlast_img read more

first_imgLandon Donovan and Clint Dempsey will be crucial for USA at the World CupFor the first time since 1990, the United States heads to the biggest football tournament on the planet with no central defenders with World Cup experience.The reformed defense appears to be as shaky this year as it was in 2010, and offensive leaders Landon Donovan and Clint Dempsey have struggled with their form recently.Michael Bradley, son of former coach Bob Bradley, has become the key figure in the American player pool, which has seen an infusion of German-Americans under Bob Bradley’s successor, Jurgen Klinsmann.Here are five players to watch:TIM HOWARDTim Howard is having perhaps his best season for Everton.The 35-year-old goalkeeper, preparing for his second World Cup as the No. 1 choice, will be counted on to blunt the attack of talented opponents such as Cristiano Ronaldo and Mario Gomez.LANDON DONOVANGetting ready for his fourth World Cup at 32, can Landon Donovan provide the spark that helped the Americans reach the 2002 quarterfinals and the second round in 2010, especially after his lengthy sabbatical in 2012-13?CLINT DEMPSEYClint Dempsey, now 31, has struggled for goals for the past year with Tottenham and Seattle, but as United States captain provided a steady presence in qualifying.Will coach Jurgen Klinsmann use him in midfield or as a withdrawn striker?MICHAEL BRADLEYThe son of former United States coach Bob Bradley, 26-year-old midfielder Michael Bradley has become the most influential player on the national team.Will his January transfer from Roma to Toronto cause a drop in sharpness?advertisementJOZY ALTIDOREStill only 24, Jozy Altidore seemed to have his breakout season in 2012-13 when he scored 31 goals in 41 matches for AZ Alkmaar in the Dutch league.But Altidore had only two goals in his first 33 games this season for Sunderland, leading some to question whether he can lead the American attack.last_img read more

first_imgFleet Science Center opens new interactive exhibit Pause-Play KUSI Newsroom, February 15, 2019 Posted: February 15, 2019 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI)- The Fleet Science Center has opened a new innovative exhibit called “pause-play”. It allows the young and young at heart to pause from their phones and other technological gadgets to actually play.KUSI’s Allie Wagner got a chance to experience what the new exhibit has to offer. Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom last_img read more

first_imgHere are the rest of this week’s people on the move…Eric SundermannThe Fader tapped Eric Sundermann as its first head of content this week. He joins the magazine from Vice’s music media site, Noisey, where he served as its editor-in-chief and in his new role, he will be tasked with overseeing content from all extension of The Fader, including its print, digital, social and events platforms. Sundermann will report to publisher and president Andy Cohn.Longtime Time magazine editor Michael Duffy left the magazine after over three decades to join the Washington Post, where he is taking over as acting deputy editorial page editor for Ruth Marcus, who is on book leave for the next year. Duffy most recently served as a contributing editor for Time, but has held several other positions at the title including deputy managing editor, nation editor, Washington bureau chief and editorial director of Time Inc.Editor-in-chief of The Week Ben Frumin is joining The New York Times’ product review website Wirecutter as its new EIC. In his new role, which he begins on Jan. 7, Frumin will be tasked with overseeing all of the brand’s coverage as well as leading day-to-day editorial operations. He has been with TheWeek.com since 2011, when he joined as its deputy editor before being promoted to his current role as EIC in 2012. Sarah LaskowThe Atlantic made two recent editorial appointments, including hiring Sarah Laskow as its new senior editor on the Science-Technology-Health desk, who will be tasked with running the science team starting on Dec. 17. Laskow most recently was with Atlas Obscura, where she served as a senior writer covering the science space, and prior to that, was with Smithsonian Magazine, Center for Public Integrity and NPR. And Elaina Plott, who joined The Atlantic in January of this year as a staff writer, was promoted to the role of White House correspondent. Most recently, Plott had been focusing on covering national politics with an emphasis on Congress.David Myron was tapped as the editor-in-chief of ProSales, Hanley Wood’s lumber and building materials channel. He joins the magazine from research and advisory firm Gartner where he served as the director of event program management, and before that, he was with Information Today, CRM Magazine and Speech Tech Magazine.  In his new role, Myron will be tasked with leading the magazine’s editorial direction, digital coverage plans, daily execution, and ongoing executive in-person training programming on Hanley Wood’s ProSales, the ProSales 100 Business Conference, and a portfolio of digital products. He will report to VP and editorial director for the Residential Group John McManus.Ava LubellQuartz appointed its first general counsel and director of corporate operations this week. Ava Lubell is joining the company from Slate where she had served as its general manager and general counsel, overseeing all legal work and day-to-day operations of the business. In Lubell’s new role, which is aimed at establishing standalone corporate operations for the company following its separation from Atlantic Media this past summer, she will be tasked with directing Quartz’s legal strategy, as well as overseeing the legal, facilities, IT, and human resources functions. Starting on Dec. 17, she will report to CFO Tomoyuki Ota from the New York City headquarters and will work closely with Ota to build out that staff.Christopher Rosen, who most recently served as the editorial director at Entercom, started as the editor-in-chief of TVGuide.com this week. Prior to his stint at the radio company, Rosen held the role of executive editor at Entertainment Weekly.The Washington Examiner Magazine appointed Jay Caruso and Grant Addison as deputy editors this week. Caruso, who is joining the publication from the Dallas Morning News, where he served as an editorial writer, starts his new role on Dec. 24, and Addison, who most recently served as the program manager for education policy at the American Enterprise Institute, starts on Dec. 7.Priscilla Alvarez is leaving her post as a politics editor and writer for The Atlantic to join CNN Politics as a reporter covering immigration policy and politicsJ.J. Gould announced that he leaving The New Republic, according to Politico’s Morning Media Newsletter, after just over a year with the publication, following a month-long leave. Gould, who most recently served as TNR’s editor, and briefly filled in as its acting president following publisher Hamilton Fish V’s leave of absence in the wake of sexual harassment allegations, joined the brand in Sept. 2017, and prior to that, was at The Atlantic for over seven years where he led its website. According to Michael Calderone for Politico, Gould said that he “resigned amicably,” and that he is “pursuing something else.” The New Republic reporter Nihal Krishan was selected as a Ben Bagdikian reporting fellow for Mother Jones starting this month.Former writer and editor for Foreign Policy, Defense One, and HuffPost, Molly O’Toole is joining the Los Angeles Times as an immigration writer based in Washington, D.C. Politico Pro’s Caitlin Emma is shifting from the education team to the budget and appropriations team. Anita Kumar is joining Politico next month as a White House correspondent and associate editor from McClatchy, where she covered the White House since 2012. And Politico technology reporter Ashley Gold is joining The Information as a reporter in the organization’s new Washington, D.C. bureau. Dirk StandenDirk Standen, editor-in-chief of Condé Nast’s in-house branding agency, 23 Stories—which was relaunched as CNX last month—is leaving the company, according to a report by Business of Fashion. His exit follows shortly behind the recent appointment of John Deschner as managing director of the CNX division, as well as last week’s announcement that CEO Bob Sauerberg was leaving in an effort to further integrate the U.S. and International divisions of the company and lean further into a digital-first strategy. Standen had been with Condé for 15 years, starting as the deputy editor of the digital division, before spending a decade as the editor-in-chief of Style.com until 2015, when he briefly served as digital creative director at W Magazine before taking on his most recent role. As the founding editor of 23 Stories, Standen helped to establish a major revenue source for the company. “Being the editor-in-chief of Style.com and working with such a talented group of people was the thrill of a lifetime,” said Standen in a statement shared with BOF. “Then as founding editor of 23 Stories, I got to work with many leading advertisers and help build a creative agency that quickly became one of the most successful divisions in the company. I’m looking forward to combining those experiences in my next adventure.”last_img read more

first_imgBILLERICA, MA — Middlesex Sheriff Peter J. Koutoujian welcomed more than 50 volunteers to the Middlesex Jail & House of Correction on January 28 for a celebration of their service.Volunteers at the Middlesex Jail & House of Correction provide a wide range of spiritual, therapeutic and reentry services throughout the facility.“Volunteers play an integral part in supporting the efforts our professional staff undertake to help prepare those in our custody to make a successful return to the community,” said Sheriff Koutoujian. “We are extremely fortunate to have volunteers who generously give of their time as individuals, as well as part of community organizations both inside and outside of Middlesex County. This celebration was our way of saying thank you.”In addition to hearing from Sheriff Koutoujian, volunteers were treated to a meal prepared by inmates in the culinary arts program, as well as remarks and musical performances by some of the inmates the volunteers work with on a routine basis.Individuals interested in learning more about volunteering at the Middlesex Jail & House of Correction can contact Assistant Superintendent of Program Services Josh Bowdridge at 978-667-1711.Middlesex Sheriff Peter J. Koutoujian welcomed more than 50 volunteers to the Middlesex Jail & House of Correction on January 28, 2019 for a celebration of their service.(NOTE: The above press release is from the Middlesex Sheriff’s Office.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedSenator Markey & Middlesex Sheriff Koutoujian Promote Expansion Of Opioid Treatment In JailsIn “Government”Middlesex Sheriff’s Office Helps Collect 120 Unwanted Guns During Regional Gun Buyback InitiativeIn “Police Log”Attorney General Awards Middlesex Sheriff’s Office A Healthy Summer Youth Jobs GrantIn “Police Log”last_img read more

first_img Dell Intel Meet Alienware’s Aurora and Dell’s G5 gaming desktops 0 4:40 Sarah Tew/CNET Although IFA 2019, Europe’s largest consumer tech show, doesn’t start until Sept. 6, Dell is already getting its big news out. The company’s top ultraportable laptop, the XPS 13, will be updated with Intel’s 10th-gen 14nm processors, including a six-core Intel Core i7-10710U. In fact, most of Dell’s Inspiron lineup will be flipped to the new chips as well. To be clear, these are not the 10th-generation 10nm Ice Lake Core processors that you’ll find in Dell’s XPS 13 two-in-one, the world’s first Project Athena-verified laptop. Instead, these are 14nm Comet Lake CPUs that include the aforementioned six-core i7 and a speed bump in supported memory up to LP4x-2933, LPDDR3-2133 and DDR4-2666 (the XPS 13 uses up to 16GB DDR3 2,133MHz). Wi-Fi 6 and Thunderbolt 3 are in the supporting chipset, unlike Ice Lake, which incorporates those into the CPU die. 26 Photos Post a comment Share your voice The current XPS 13 earned a CNET Editors’ Choice award earlier this year due to its overall design, features, performance and lengthy 12-hour battery life. The new six-core processor should help it retain its title as “the most powerful 13-inch laptop in its class” by boosting its speed while still letting us work through a flight or binge-watch shows from morning to night.  The updated Dell XPS 13 will be available Aug. 27. 02-dell-inspiron-14-7000Dell’s new Inspiron 14 7000 weighs less than 2.5 pounds. Sarah Tew/CNET Several of Dell’s Inspiron laptops will be updated with the new 10th-gen Comet Lake processors and joined by a new Inspiron 14 7000. Though the Inspiron models don’t typically have the premium touches of the XPS line, the 14 7000 is build from lightweight magnesium alloy to keep its weight under 2.5 pounds (1.1 kg). An updated hinge design lets you open it one-handed and there’s a new lid sensor, so the laptop will boot the instant you lift the lid. Other upscale touches include a fingerprint reader, narrow bezels around its 14-inch FHD display — available with or without touch — and a 100% sRGB color gamut. It’ll be available with an optional Nvidia GeForce MX250 discrete GPU, too.The new Inspiron 14 7000 is currently expected to be available in October.  A few simple tweaks make the Dell XPS 13 a near-perfect… Tags Computers Now playing: Watch this:last_img read more

first_img SBI website The State Bank of India headquarters in Mumbai, March 14, 2016.Reuters fileState Bank of India (SBI) has slashed interest rates on home loans effective from January 1, 2017, after reducing the marginal cost of lending rate (MCLR) by a steep 90 basis points to 8 percent. The decision follows deposit surge after demonetisation, making the cost of funds cheaper for banks.The reduction in home loans varies for gender (lower for women) and amount. Home loans are linked to one-year MCLR and therefore new home loan borrowers can be assured of the rate for at least 12 months.Read: Realty stocks slide over possible crackdown on illegal propertiesWomenIn the floating rate category, the interest rate for loans up to Rs 75 lakh is 8.60 percent per annum, while for loans above that limit, it will be 8.65 percent.OthersIn the floating rate category, the interest rate for loans up to Rs 75 lakh is 8.65 percent per annum, while for loans above that limit, it will be 8.70 percent.The rates go up for both categories of borrowers under the bank’s Home Loan (Max Gain) Floating Rate option.Other lenders, both in the private and the public sector, are expected to announce similar reduction given the changed dynamics of deposit-credit triggered by demonetisation in November last year.”We are flush with funds and credit offtake is nil. The expectation is that it will help us in increasing the loan portfolio because, otherwise, a lot of money is going into treasuries, low-yielding instruments. As a result, if the credit offtake improves, the impact will be neutralised,” Rajnish Kumar, managing director, SBI, told BloombergQuint.The fall in lending rates is more than what was expected, according to brokerage house Motilal Oswal Securities Ltd. “PSU Banks like SBI and PNB announced a cut in lending rates. Overall interest rates were expected to move lower but the cuts seem sharper than expected,” it said in a note on Monday.Interest subvention announced by PM ModiIn his address to the nation on December 31, 2016, after the end of the 50-day deadline for returning the banned denominations (relaxed for certain categories), Prime Minister Narendra Modi had announced interest subvention for home loan borrowers to spur affordable housing.”Two new middle income categories have been created under the Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana in urban areas. Loans of up to 9 lakh rupees taken in 2017, will receive interest subvention of 4 per cent. Loans of up to 12 lakh rupees taken in 2017, will receive interest subvention of 3 per cent.”In addition to this, another scheme is being put in place for the neo middle and middle class in rural areas. Loans of up to 2 lakh rupees taken in 2017, for new housing, or extension of housing in rural areas, will receive an interest subvention of 3 per cent,” he declared.last_img read more

first_imgIn separate incidents, a schoolgirl has been raped allegedly by an intern at a hospital and a minor girl by an imam in Sylhet, and a newlywed housewife gang-raped in Kushtia, reports UNB.In Sylhet, an intern of Sylhet MAG Osmani Medical College Hospital was arrested on Monday allegedly for raping a schoolgirl at the hospital.The arrestee is Makkam Ahmed Mahi, an intern at the ENT department of the hospital and son of Mokhlesur Rahman of Muktagachha upazila in Mymensingh district.Officer-in-charge of Kotwali police station Golam Sadek Kawsar Dastagir said they arrested Mahi at noon while the victim was admitted to the One-stop Crisis Centre (OCC) of the hospital.He said the girl was with her sick grandmother at the hospital. Around 3:00am on Monday, she went to the doctor’s room to get the prescription understand. However, Mahi who was on duty at that time raped the girl.As the girl narrated the incident to her parents in the morning, they lodged a complaint with hospital director AKM Mahbubul Haq.Later, the hospital authorities handed Mahi to police.The hospital director said they will form a probe committee to look into the incident.Besides, police arrested a mosque imam from Hazarik village in Jakiganj upazila on Sunday night for rapping an eight-year-old girl.The arrestee is Hafiz Hasan, 25, son of Kutub Ali of Daulatpur village in the upazila. He was the imam of Hazarichak Paschim Jam-e-Mosque.Habibur Rahman, officer-in-charge of Jakiganj police station, said Hafiz tactfully took the girl to his room on the veranda of the mosque on Sunday and raped her there.Later, he fed the victim with sleeping pills and dumped her beneath his bed. The victim was rescued in an unconscious condition in the evening.In Kushtia, a newlywed housewife was reportedly gang-raped for three days after being abducted from Ramanathpur village in Khoksa upazila.Victim’s uncle alleged that local mason Dobir Sheikh, son of Habibur Rahman of the village, had long been harassing the victim after his proposal to marry her was rejected by the family. The family instead married her to a youth of nearby village recently.Dabir and his associates abducted the housewife on Saturday morning while she was coming to visit her father’s house.They took her to an undisclosed location and raped her keeping her confined there, the uncle alleged.The alleged rapists abandoned the victim at his house on Monday morning, he said.Talukdar Asaduzzaman, officer-in-charge of Khoksa police station, said he went to visit the victim at Kushtia General Hospital but she was to speak.last_img read more

first_imgMalaysia`s former prime minister Najib Razak leaves a court in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on 4 October 2018. Photo: ReutersMalaysia’s disgraced former leader Najib Razak will go on trial Wednesday over a multi-billion-dollar financial scandal that contributed to his long-ruling coalition’s downfall last year and sent shockwaves around the world.The 65-year-old will face the first of several trials over his alleged involvement in the looting of sovereign wealth fund 1MDB, a state investment vehicle established to develop the economy of the Southeast Asian nation.The former premier and his cronies are accused of plundering billions of dollars from the fund and spending it on everything from high-end real estate to artworks in a fraud that stretched around the world.He had been tipped to win another term in office easily last year and extend his coalition’s six-decade stranglehold on power, only to be soundly defeated by his former boss, Mahathir Mohamad, who rode a wave of public anger to the premiership.In the months that followed, once-dormant investigations into 1MDB were relaunched and Najib was hit with dozens of corruption charges linked to the scandal.In Wednesday’s trial, due to start at 2:00 pm (0600 GMT), Najib will face seven charges of corruption and money laundering over the alleged theft of some 42 million ringgit ($10.3 million) from SRC International, a former 1MDB unit.It is only a fraction of the money allegedly stolen from 1MDB, and hundreds of millions of dollars are believed to have ended up in Najib’s accounts alone.He has denied any wrongdoing.Najib was initially due to stand trial in February, but appeals by his defence team over procedural matters saw his case put on hold until a judge last week ruled the trial should finally proceed.Time to ‘face justice’While many of his cohorts have been caught and charged in Malaysian courts, the alleged mastermind behind the 1MDB scandal, playboy financier Jho Low, is still at large.Local media reported the former premier made a bid on Monday to delay his trial yet again, although this failed.Cynthia Gabriel, head of the non-profit group The Centre to Combat Corruption and Cronyism, told AFP that Malaysians had been waiting “too long” for the trial to begin.”The multiple delays are so obvious and deliberate, it’s a way of pushing the trials further,” she said.”It’s apparent that the former ousted PM, isn’t quite ready to sit in the dock and face trial, be cross-examined, and get embarrassed.”Fahmi Reza, a graphic artist who was slapped with a jail term and fined for depicting Najib in a caricature as a sinister clown, said it was the ex-premier’s turn to “face justice”.”Today, it is your turn to be dragged here to face justice for the crime of corruption and abuse of power during your reign,” he said in a tweet.Najib’s former mentor turned nemesis Mahathir, now 93 and in his second stint in office, has pledged to bring him to justice and bring back the huge sums of cash stolen from 1MDB.The US Department of Justice, which is investigating the controversy as money was allegedly laundered through the US financial system, believes $4.5 billion in total was looted from 1MDB.Malaysia has also charged Wall Street titan Goldman Sachs over the scandal, alleging the bank and its former employees stole billions of dollars from 1MDB.Goldman units and two ex-bankers are accused of misappropriating $2.7 billion, bribing officials and giving false statements in relation to bond issues they arranged for the fund. The bank has vowed to fight the charges.last_img