“Their riveting tale of love, betrayal, greed and fraud takes the reader from London high-life to a Thai jail via Venezuvela and Cannes. Behind this drama are corrupt individuals who are plagued by avarice and who will stop at nothing to keep the truth from coming out. Rendezvous with Injustice is the first time Laura and Xavier tell their story.” – The Guardian
“1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) whistleblower Xavier Justo and wife Laura have released a book on the scandal, saying that justice still has not been served.” – The Vibes
“With the release of the book “Rendezvous with Injustice: How a family survived hell after blowing the whistle on the 1MDB financial scandal”, former Petrosaudi executive Xavier Justo and his wife Laura detail their personal experiences throughout the saga.” – Free Malaysia Today
“Justo wrote the book because justice has not been done. Many of the people involved have not been held accountable for their crimes, and lawyers representing some of the defendants are still stalling for time.” – Oriental Daily
The Whistleblower’s Story – 1MDB From The Inside
- 15 Feb 2023
Xavier Justo and his wife Laura have brought out their personal account of what happened to them during the frantic attempts to cover up the 1MDB scandal by ex-prime minister Najib, his aide Jho Low and their co-conspirators from PetroSaudi (directors Tarek Obaid and Patrick Mahony).
Their book which they call a Rendezvous with Injustice is now available on Amazon and will be in KL bookstores by the end of the month. It details the shocking duplicity, cunning and lies indulged in by this nefarious group behind the world’s largest theft as they deployed their stolen money to buy up the Thai justice system and numerous professional helpers mainly from Switzerland and the UK.
All of these bought players proved willing to dump what respectability and morals they might once have had to lend their names to a lie in return for cash. That lie, as many Malaysians will surely recall, was the claim that the whole data dump provided by Xavier Justo, detailing how Jho Low and PetroSaudi siphoned most of the money from the original 1MDB ‘joint venture’, was a fraudulent plot to unfairly discredit Najib.
Yes, the money may have disappeared and was unaccounted for but the entire process had been legal and the thousands of documents proving how everything was stolen were in fact forged by the editor of this Sarawak Report blog.
This was the lie behind the attempted cover up, at least, now thoroughly disproven by the courts. Xavier and Laura lived the consequences of that lie.
The bubble burst after the FBI and Department of Justice finally made public their investigations into 1MDB in June 2016, but by then Xavier had already languished in a Bangkok jail for over a year, having been bullied into a forced confession and denied a proper trial. Thanks to continuing pressure from the Najib government it would be another six months before he finally gained his freedom.
We learn that he was the only prisoner in the history of the FBI to whom that organisation had been denied access by a friendly country, such was the power of the Najib government, Jho Low’s powerful business contacts and their stolen money over Malaysia’s neighbour at that time.
The couple narrate how that experience unfolded for them as they became naively caught up an increasingly desperate conspiracy framed by the 1MDB crooks they had exposed to blame the whistleblower and the media (specifically Sarawak Report and The Edge).
The couple write the book together, alternating chapters to describe their experiences after they were parted just following the birth of their first child thanks to Xavier’s arrest. His account comes from the inside of one of the world’s most notorious prisons and hers details how she was desperately seeking to get him out.
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