Thursday, November 16, 2017

10 Major Reasons Why People Emigrate to New Zealand



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Anyone who has seen New Zealand’s stunning mountains or idyllic coastline will not be surprised to hear that it is still one of the most popular destinations for UK expats. There are over 300,000 Brits currently living in New Zealand and that number looks set to rise as the NZ Government continue to encourage skilled expats to come and help ease the skills shortage. If you’re thinking about throwing yourself into Kiwi life, here are our top 10 Major Reasons Why People Emigrate to New Zealand!

1. New Zealand consistently features amongst the very top best countries in the world to live in.


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2. All new Zealanders are migrants or descendent of migrants, so newcomers are always welcome. The first settlers in New Zealand were the Maori, some 700 years ago. The next wave of migrants came from the United Kingdom in the 19th century, followed by an influx of European migrants at the end of World War II. More recently, the country has welcomed many new residents from various countries such as South Africa, Zimbabwe and India.

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3. New Zealand has a modern, prosperous, developed economy with an estimated GDP of US $128 billion. The country has a high standard of living with GDP per capita estimated at US $32,000.


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4. Despite New Zealand’s ever-growing economy and motivated workforce, the country is still in need of skilled workers in various fields. The door is therefore open for workers from overseas to bring their skills to New Zealand and enjoy its unrivalled quality of life.

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5. New Zealand’s population consists of just over 4.3 million people, with a further 1 million New Zealanders living abroad.

6. New Zealand was ranked 6th in the 2013 Human Development Index and 15th in The Economist’s 2005 Worldwide Quality of Life index. Most Recently, New Zealand was named the second most peaceful country in the world in The Economist’s Global Peace Index.

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7. The New Zealand landscape is spectacular, and includes stunning bays, lakes forests and mountain ranges. Areas of particularly breath-taking scenery include the Bay of Islands, Milford Sound and the Fiordland National Park.

8. Sport, leisure and an outdoor lifestyle are regarded extremely highly in New Zealand. The national sport is Rugby Union and other popular sports include cricket, rugby league, netball, soccer, golf, tennis, rowing, skiing, snowboarding and a variety of water sports, particularly sailing.

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9. There is no ingrained class system in New Zealand, but more a belief in every individual’s ability to contribute to society in their own positive way.

10. New Zealand cares greatly about the world and is always at the forefront of global issues of major debate. The country is particularly passionate about its anti-nuclear stance and had introduced legislation to reinforce this belief.

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Cerpen Hari Ini - Zuckerberg


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Cerpen:  Zuckerberg
Oleh: Fudzail
Bagi Awang, tiada kebetulan dalam kehidupan. Dia tidak perlu berfikir panjang. Hanya keyakinan kepada Tuhan. Sebagai manusia yang biasa biasa, dia sentiasa bersyukur dengan apa yang ada.
Dia tidak tinggal solat lima waktu. Tidak pernah ponteng berpuasa sebulan Ramadan. Membayar zakat tepat waktunya. Pernah mengerjakan umrah, belum lagi ada rezeki mendapat seruan untuk naik haji.
Dia cukup yakin yang dia seorang muslim yang baik.
Kerana itu dia tidak tahu kenapa tindakan itu menjadi isu besar. Apa ada pada nama di era globalisasi. Nama sudah menjadi jenama, komiditi dan produk bernilai tinggi.
"Zuckerberg?"
Itulah pertanyaan pertama sebaik mereka mendengar nama anak sulungnya. Ramai terlopong. Muka berubah. Seakan melihat gergasi yang muncul. Menakutkan.
Awang tersenyum bangga. Begitu juga isterinya, Mahsuri. Mereka mempunyai hak untuk menamakan anak mereka mengikut pilihan yang ada.
"Bukan itu nama Yahudi?"
Awang dan Mahsuri tergelak.
"Tiadakah nama-nama lain yang lebih membawa makna? Lebih islamik?"
Adik beradik juga sama naik. Semuanya keributan. Apa lagi ayah ibu yang terus menyangka mereka mahu menyahudikan cucu mereka.
Lebih gempar seakan tidak siuman adalah kawan-kawan yang banyak mendengar ceramah melalui Youtube. Mereka semua tidak bersetuju seratus peratus. Terus mengeluarkan pelbagai ayat Quran dan hadis. Ada yang sampai mengkafirkan.
Sehingga tular media sosial. Memang menggemparkan.
"Biarkan lah mereka. Masih terperangkap dalam tempurung. Masih melihat sesuatu berdasarkan prasangka dan sekadar permukaan!"
Mahsuri memahami dan sama memilih nama Zuckerberg.
"Ini kurun ke dua puluh satu! Apa lagi yang boleh memajukan kita?"
Begitulah permulaan satu diskusi antara sepasang suami isteri muda. Graduan yang sebaik menamatkan pengajian, berhutang RM30,000 seorang kerana pinjaman membiayai sehelai ijazah untuk masa hadapan.
Nasib baik dapat bekerja secara kontrak dengan syarikat kecil yang membangunkan aplikasi untuk telefon pintar. Gaji masih dibawah kemiskinan bandar. Untuk memastikan pendapatan mencukupi keperluan, mereka juga bekerja sambilan dan menjual produk secara atas talian. Selain bertatih sebagai wakil takaful.
Semuanya atas talian. Bisnes atas talian. e-Dagang.
Mereka juga bertemu secara atas talian. Cinta pandang pertama melalui Facebook. Bersembang melalui WhatsApp. Ruang yang membuahkan kasih sayang. Ruang yang mengeratkan pertalian teruna dan dara.
"Inilah masa depan, atas talian. Dunia bestari!"
Awang dan Mahsuri berbangga sebagai anak Melayu di sebuah negara merdeka yang bekerja keras. Mereka tidak suka melepak dan membuang masa berpeleseran. Mereka fokus dengan objektif dan matlamat mahu berjaya.
Pekahwinan mereka juga begitu mengejutkan. Selepas puas memujuk kedua ayah ibu, Awang dan Mahsuri membuat pekahwinan ringkas. Konsep 'drive through'. Para jemputan datang dan mengambil makanan yang sudah siap dibungkus. Seperti membeli di kedai makanan segera.
Pertama kali juga, perkahwinan dibuat secara langsung melalui Facebook untuk mereka yang tidak dijemput. Awang dan Mahsuri juga mensyaratkan kalau mahu memberi sumbangan, hanya menerima wang tunai melalui PayPal atau Bitcoin.
Itulah kegemparan pertama yang menyebabkan Awang dan Mahsuri begitu tular seketika.
Sehingga Mahsuri melahirkan anak sulung sembilan bulan kemudian.
"Kalau tidak kerana Mark Zuckerberg, tiadalah ujudnya Facebook dan kalau tiada Facebook, kita tidak jatuh cinta pandang pertama, inilah Zuckerberg yang bakal menjadi ikon bangsa Melayu!"
Mahsuri tersenyum bangga mendengar kata-kata Awang sebaik melaungkan azan didalam wad bersalin kelas tiga hospital kerajaan. Wad yang bersesakan dengan para ibu termasuk pendatang dan imigran.

Sekali lagi kelahiran diawal Syawal itu, Awang dan Mahsuri menularkan apa yang dianggap sebagai tindakan menyahudikan bangsa Melayu.
Staf Jabatan Pendaftaran yang mencatat nama untuk sijil kelahiran terus terkejut.
"Ini bukan nama pengasas Facebook?"
Awang mengangguk.
"Juga tuan punya Whatsapp dan antara lelaki terkaya di dunia sewaktu awal dua puluhan!"
"Tetapi dia Yahudi!"
"Namanya sahaja Yahudi, ramai nabi-nabi yang kita ada pun Yahudi. Mereka semua nama Yahudi kecuali Nabi Muhammad!"
Staf yang dalam terkejut itu menaik muat sijil kelahiran ke status Facebook, Instagram dan Whatsapp. Segera menular ke serata skrin dimuka bumi. Dari jumlah 'like' dan komen menjadikan anak sulung bernama Zuckerberg itu lebih popular dari mana-mana politikus dan penceramah bebas.
Sesuatu yang Awang dan Mahsuri sudah jangka dan tidak ambil kisah. Biarlah staf jabatan pendaftaran itu sama mendapat pengikut yang ramai sehingga puluhan ribu hanya kerana membawa berita sensasi terus dari pejabatnya.
Sekelip mata anaknya bernama Zuckerberg menjadi isu, polemik, perbahasan dan gosip bertaraf antarabangsa dikalangan warga siber yang semakin banyak membuang masa dengan pelbagai hujah.
Bagi Awang, dia berterima kasih kepada ibu bapanya kerana berani menamakan dia sebagai Awang, Nama klasik orang Melayu yang sudah pupus. Kalau dipanggil Awang, tentu memalukan.
Begitu juga Mahsuri, dia cukup bangga dengan nama itu. Begitu unik dikalangan kawan-kawan yang semuanya mempunyai nama-nama dari perkataan Arab. Tiada seorang pun kawan-kawan sebayanya mempunyai nama berakar umbi Melayu.
Itulah antara sebab mereka jatuh cinta pandang pertama. Hanya kerana nama yang berlainan dan begitu asing.
"Kau tengok nama-nama moden yang semakin berjela dengan mencuplik Bahasa Arab. Kadang lebih Arab dari Arab. Kalau kau pergi ke negara-negara Arab, mereka tiada pula nama-nama yang kita impot itu kecuali nama-nama asal sejak zaman berzaman!"
Awang berhujah dalam grup Whatsapp alumni universitinya.
"Apalagi, apakah dengan nama-nama yang kita ada, terutama yang dikatakan Islamik kerana kutip perkataan Arab, kita menjadi lebih Islamik, lebih baik dari generasi sebelum kita?"
Sambung Mahsuri dalam pantang masih bersemangat untuk menegakkan motif disebalik nama.
"Apakah kita telah maju juga? Telah mencapai taraf peringkat dunia dalam pelbagai bidang? Kau lihat sahaja bolasepak, semakin jatuh ranking walau hampir semua main bola dan semua gila bola. Apalagi dalam sains dan teknologi yang pernah menjadi sasaran menuju sebuah negara maju. Kita terus menjadi pengikut dan pengguna semata-mata. Telefon pintar pun kita tidak dapat keluarkan sendiri, kereta nasional pun sudah menjadi milik asing. Lagipun ramai yang percaya Melayu itu suku ketigabelas bangsa Yahudi yang hilang!"
Komen Awang segera dijawab dengan pelbagai hujah dan maki hamun.
"Kau mahu yahudikan anak kau?"
"Kau mesti ingat yang yahudi terutama Zionis itu musuh utama Islam!"
"Kau mahu publisiti murahan. Nama itu doa! Mesti nama yang bermaksud baik-baik!"
Masng-masing yang tidak bersetuju terus menghentam kiri kanan atas bawah.
Membuat Awang dan Mahsuri seronok. Ada kelucuan. Ada kebodohan.
Kedua anak Melayu yang bercampur pelbagai suku, ada Bugis, ada Jawa, ada Mamak, ada Minang itu yakin Zuckerberg sudah mula membawa perubahan, sekurangnya, anak sulung itu sudah terkenal tanpa perlu bercakap apa-apa. Apalagi tidak perlu berbohong.
"Ada beda Zionis dan Yahudi! Cakap, apa yang tidak yahudi dalam kehidupan kita? Apa pengaruh yahudi yang kita tidak suburkan? Yang kau orang guna Facebook dan Whatsapp itu bukan milik Yahudi? Apalagi pelbagai teknologi, perubatan, hiburan dan sukan yang menjadi budaya seharian? Jangan lupa yang hutang kad kredit, kereta, rumah dari bank konvensional yang kalian semuanya riba dari Yahudi!"
Awang suka melayan kawan-kawan 'wira papan kekunci' yang cepat menghukum dan cepat menyebarkan apa sahaja, sama ada berita palsu atau fitnah secepat mungkin untuk tular dan menjadi sensasi.
"Kalian tahu, kami pun sudah ada nama untuk nama anak kedua lelaki kalau ada rezeki!" Komen Mahsuri segera mendapat balas berderet. Mencurah bagai empangan pecah dan banjir kilat.
Awang terus menjawab pertanyaan dengan ringkas, sebagai penutup komen sebelum keluar dari grup alumni Whatsapp yang semakin mengarut, merapu dan membuang masa dengan pertikaman lidah. Semakin mundur dari segi pemikiran dan wawasan walau semua sudah bertaraf graduan. Taraf mentaliti yang diperkudakan Yahudi melalui sosial media.
"Nama bakal anak lelaki kedua kami ialah Jack Ma!"

- Tamat -

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

18 Brutal Truths About Life No One Wants To Admit

There are some harsh realities that we try to run away from but sooner or later we get caught and it becomes difficult for us to accept them. Here are some brutal truths about life that you need to accept now so they won’t hurt you in the future.

18. YOU’LL DIE

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A very hard to accept but brutal truth is that no one knows when it all might come to an end. Live each day as you might not be able to see tomorrow. Remind yourself every day that each day is a gift and you should make the most of the blessing given to you.

17. YOUR LOVED ONES WILL DIE

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What’s even more of a brutal truth is that the people you love, your friends, family, they will die to and you don’t know when will that happen. Always keep that in mind. Love them and care for them because you don’t know when it might end for you or them.

16. MATERIAL WEALTH IS NOT REAL WEALTH

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Money doesn’t you a better version of yourself, respectful or happy. Money can only buy material things and material things have nothing to do with happiness. It can only buy you things and things can be replaced, emotions and people cannot.So win heart and not things.

15. DON’T RUN AFTER HAPPINESS

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You run after one thing thinking it will bring you happiness, the brutal truth is that you get so absorbed in it that you become unable to see the happiness all around you and feed it to your soul. Don’t run after the future. Live in the present and make the best out of it. This will truly bring happiness in your life.

14. DONATE TIME

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Donating money will help others but for a limited time. Donating time and working on the cause will hep you grow, create new memories for yourself and others. It will leave a forever lasting mark.

13. DON’T LOSE YOURSELF

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What ever you do, Don’t be a people pleaser. The brutal truth is that you can never please everyone. If you try to please one, you’ll make the other person unhappy so just don’t do it. In trying to please everyone you’ll forget your own true self, your wishes and dreams. Don’t let them be a cause of your identity crisis.

12. DON’T BE A PERFECTIONIST

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Don’t be a perfectionist. The brutal truth is that perfectionist have such high standards for themselves and are their biggest critics, which turns into self hatred when they are unable to achieve the goals set by themselves and the brutal truth is that it becomes their downfall and reason for failure.

11. BE ANSWERABLE TO YOUR ACTIONS

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Be responsible for each and every word you say and each and every action you play. Own your achievements and mistakes equally. Don’t blame it on others.

10. MATERIAL WEALTH DON’T MATTER ON DEATH BED

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No matter how much money or assets you have. They won’t matter on you death bed. The thing that matter would be the people surrounding you your well wishers. Earn people’s hearts. Love relationships instead of material things.

9. TALENT NEEDS POLISHING

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Practice makes a man perfect. Practice and work hard for your goals. Without it you’ll always be an underachiever.

8 SIGNS OF FAKE NICE PEOPLE YOU NEED TO BE AWARE OF

8. DON’T LIVE IN THE PAST

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Live in the now, the present. The brutal truth of life is that you cannot be your best and reach your full potential until you learn to live in the present. There are always regrets from the past or thoughts about the future that constantly keep your mind busy. Thinking of all that, you forget to live right now, gathering more regrets for the future.

7. NOBODY SYMPATHIZE

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Don’t look toward people thinking you’ll get sympathy. Stop looking for sympathy instead get up and create your own life story that will inspire others to get back up on their feet.

6. WORDS MATTER

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Words have power, Whatever you say and how you say will create an everlasting affect on the person you say to. Be careful when using words. They can hurt others without your knowledge.

5. INVESTING IN SELF IS NOT SELFISHNESS

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Invest in yourself, your thoughts , your believes. They are the ones tat will take you further. Not the people sitting beside you giving advises.

4. REACTION MATTERS

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Things doesn’t really matter until their is a reaction. How you take things is up to you. Each and everything can be looked on positively and negatively. It’s up to you how you react to it.

3. PLEASURE IS TEMPORARY

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Look at the bigger picture. Stop going after small temporary pleasures and in doing so lose the things that matters.

2. AMBITION NEEDS EXECUTION

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Saying you are passionate doesn’t make you passionate. As action speaks louder than words. Your dreams are nothing unless you work on them.

1. TIME IS PRECIOUS

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Use your time wisely because you have limited time in this world. How you spend each and every second is up to you.

Monday, July 24, 2017

JHO LOW ‘INVINCIBLE’ BECAUSE HIS PARTNER IN CRIME IS MO1

JHO LOW ‘INVINCIBLE’ BECAUSE HIS PARTNER IN CRIME IS NAJIB RAZAK: EVEN ‘SCAM KINGS’ NIGERIA LAUGHS AT CORRUPT UMNO – ‘AT LEAST WE DARE GO AFTER OUR TOP CROOK KOLA ALUKO’

Heard of Kola Aluko? Nope, he’s not a koala bear celebrity, let alone a new product of Coca Cola. Never mind, forget him. How about Jho Low? If you had no idea who the hell is Jho Low, chances are you’ve been living under a rock for the last couple of years. While you can be forgiven for not knowing Kola Aluko, there’s no reason you can be ignorant about Jho Low.
Actually both Kola Aluko and Jho Low have many things in common. Not trying to be racist here but while Jho Low is white (a Malaysian Chinese), Kola Aluko is black (a Nigerian). That’s perhaps the biggest difference between both individuals. Okay, perhaps Mr. Low isn’t that white when compared to Leonardo DiCaprio and Mr. Aluko isn’t that black when compared to Don Cheadle.
“Black or White” – one of Michael Jackson’s songs – would give a new meaning when applied to Kola Aluko and Jho Low. It’s true that it “doesn’t matter if you’re black or white”. When crooked minds think alike, they could be as dangerous as Michael’s Dangerous album. Interestingly, both Jho Low and Kola Aluko made their ill-gotten money in oil industry, in their respective country.

Kola Aluko – Nigerian Scam and Jho Low – Malaysian Scam
Jho Low and Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak have been caught stealing, laundering and siphoning as much as US$4.5 billion from 1MDB, disguised under a joint venture with PetroSaudi International Ltd. The US Department of Justice confirmed the deal was merely a “pretence” for “the fraudulent transfer of more than US$1-billion from 1MDB to a Swiss bank account” controlled by Low.
Kola Aluko, on the other hand, was exposed of working with close associate Olajide Omokore (profiled by Forbes as one of “Ten Nigerian Multi-Millionaires You’ve Never Heard Of”) to pay bribes to former Nigeria’s petroleum minister Alison-Madueke in return for contracts from a subsidiary of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corp to shell companies owned by both men.
Jho Low (full name: Low Taek Jho) and Kola Aluko (full name: Kolawole Akanni Aluko) are now in hiding. The 35-year-old Mr. Low and 47-year-old Mr. Aluko are being targeted by the U.S. government, coincidently, under the same U.S.-DOJ’s Kleptocracy Asset Recovery Initiative. However, the Nigerian crook isn’t as lucky as the Malaysian villain.
Kola Aluko Dating Supermodel Naomi Campbell
Jho Low and Paris Hilton - On Boat Together
While Kola Aluko is being hunted by the U.S. government as well as the Nigerian government, which intends to recover US$1.76 billion from him and his close associate Olajide Omokore, the Malaysian government isn’t interested in arresting Jho Low, despite missing at least US$4.5 billion, for obvious reason. Jho Low’s partner in crime is the Prime Minister Najib Razak himself.
Another similarity among young crooks is that they like rubbing shoulders with Hollywood celebrities. The Nigerian oil mogul Aluko once rumoured to be in romance with supermodel Naomi Campbell. The duo was spotted on a shopping spree in Paris and later in London. In 2013 he was reported to have spent US$1.5 million on champagne at Leonardo DiCaprio’s 39th birthday party.
Interestingly, the Malaysian businessman Jho Low was at the same DiCaprio’s birthday party too. It was not an ordinary birthday party where birthday boy blew the candles. It was a wild party where there were probably 20 girls to every guy, so you can bet your last penny that DiCaprio, Aluko and Low got their respective satisfying b*** jobs.
Jho Low With Paris Hilton Partying 2
Jho Low With Paris Hilton Partying
Yes, it was the same wild party where Jho Low rubbed shoulders with Paris Hilton and competed with Kola Aluko on US$25,000-a-piece bottles of champagne. But Jho Low took the extravagant partying to a new level when he rented 2 jumbo jets so that he and his (crooked) friends could celebrate New Year 2013 twice on the same day – jetting off from Las Vegas to Sydney and back.
Unlike the lucky Mr. Aluko who struck jackpot dating Naomi Campbell, however, romance star has not been generous with Mr. Low. The playboy wannabe Jho Low had tried to win the heart of famous Taiwanese Mandopop singer Elva Hsiao with money – but failed spectacularly – despite throwing everything, including the kitchen sink.
Apparently, Jho Low had reportedly spent £1 million (US$1.3 million; RM5.6 million) in a engagement proposal on the private beach of Atlantis, The Palm, off the coast of Dubai, where the couple arrived in Rolls-Royce, strolled on the romantic beach, “bling-bling” of Valentine heart shape candles and even parachutists descend from the sky, James Bond style, presenting Hsiao with Chopard jewellery.
Malaysian Jho Low Engage Proposal To Taiwanese Elva Hsiao - Fails
Married! – Snapchat Founder Evan Spiegel with Mirinda Kerr
Ms. Hsiao was moved to the brink of tears, but wasn’t enough to move her heart to accept the crooked Jho Low, who also failed to woo American bad girl Paris Hilton. Despite rejecting his proposal stunt, telling the gluten Mr. Low that she only considered him as a “little brother”, the Taiwanese beauty found it worthwhile dating Taiwanese actor Kai Ko, who is 12 years her junior.
Jho Low also tried his luck on supermodel Miranda Kerr, showering her with a US$1.3 million 11.72-carat heart-shaped diamond on Valentine’s Day 2014 – shortly after her divorce from actor Orlando Bloom. Married to Evan Spiegel (billionaire founder of Snapchat) instead, Kerr has now returned US$8.1 million worth of jewels – gifted by Jho Low – to U.S.-DOJ for their investigation.
Like Nigerian Kola Aluko who owned Galactica Star, a luxury yacht worth US$80 million, which he once rented to Jay Z and his wife, Beyonce for close to a million dollars during a holiday last year, Malaysian Jho Low also has his own luxury yacht. Mr. Low’s Equanimity was grander and more expensive, costing US$250 million, and is the 54th largest yacht in the world.
Kola Aluko’s Luxury Yacht Galactica Star
Jho Low’s Luxury Yacht Equanimity
Of course, both crooks owned tons of properties bought with their ill-gotten fortune. In addition to his yacht, the U.S.-DOJ is aiming to auction Mr. Aluko’s US$50.9 million One57 penthouse in New York City. That building currently holds the record for the most-expensive residential sale in New York following a US$100.5 million apartment purchase in 2014.
Aluko’s US$50.9 million condo is also the 8th most expensive in the building. Other properties in the U.S. owned by the Nigerian crook are 1049 Fifth Avenue, New York; 1948 & 1952 Tolls Avenue, Santa Barbara, California; and several in Los Angeles, including 815 Cima Del Mundo; 755 Sarbonne Road; and 952 North Alpine Drive.
In the United Kingdom, court documents say Aluko bought a house in Grove End Road, London NW. In the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the Nigerian allegedly bought a house at 4100 Let Revenge, Dubai. He is also accused of buying a property at Collina D’oro Montagnola in Switzerland, and a piece of land in Mont Tremblant, Canada.
Kola Aluko One57 Penthouse - New York City
Jho Low's Park Lane Hotel - New York City
Jho Low’s properties acquisition isn’t that far away from impressive. His London penthouse with views of Buckingham Palace served as headquarters of the Myla Group, Rosmah Mansor’s (PM Najib Razak’s wife) favourite underwear company. Located on Stratton Street opposite the Ritz hotel in the upmarket Mayfair district, Low’s other assets included office building and another flat.
A stake in Park Lane Hotel and a US$43 million penthouse at Time Warner Centre in New York are among properties in America that the U.S. government plans to seize from Jho Low. A hotel in Beverly Hills and a US$55mil Los Angeles mansion formerly owned by Fantasy Island actor Ricardo Montalban are also on the U.S.-DOJ radar.
U.S.-DOJ is eyeing at least US$650 million in real estate and business investments acquired with funds stolen from Jho Low’s home country, including a US$107 million interest in EMI Music Publishing. But the lifestyle of the rich and famous crooks would not complete without a private jet, would it? So yes, Jho Low bought a US$35 million Bombardier Global 5000 jet with money stolen from 1MDB.
Bombardier Global 6000 9H-OPE Private Jet
Bombardier Global 5000 Private Jet
On the other hand, the U.S. government is also on a mission to seize Nigerian Aluko’s private jets – a Bombardier Global Express S5-GMG and a Bombardier Global 6000 9H-OPE, the same way Low’s private jet is being seized. Unlike Jho Low, Aluko had spent substantial stolen funds on 58 exotic cars and expensive watches.
The Prime Minister Najib Razak’s best friend, however, made up his lack of interest in exotic cars with arts, including hundreds of millions of dollars worth of major Pablo Picasso, Jean-Michel Basquiat and Claude Monet paintings. The problem with these young crooks is they couldn’t keep a low profile and would always too eager to show off their newly stolen wealth.
Nigerian Kola Aluko would not have had attracted the wrong attention had he listened to Oil Minister Alison-Madueke. Yes, even the corrupt Nigerian minister was flabbergasted with Aluko’s high profile that he had tried to warn the playboy and Omokore against spending lavishly – especially on the Galactica Star. She said – “If you want to hire a yacht, you lease it for two weeks or whatever.”
Kola Aluko and Alison-Madueke
Najib Razak and Jho Low
Like Aluko who imagined a big boat would help him hang out with the big boys of international celebrity, Low have had spent too much time rubbing shoulders with Paris Hilton. Both had attracted the unwanted attentions. Kola Aluko has been declared a wanted fugitive by Nigerian authorities. While Jho Low is still being protected by Malaysian PM Najib, the U.S. government has a different idea.
So the next time you think Nigeria is a pariah nation due to the infamous Nigerian Scams, think again. At least they hunt down crooks and prosecute their former Oil Minister Alison-Madueke. Malaysian Scams are more frightening and dangerous because it’s the head of state – Prime Minister Najib Razak – who’s in the driver seat stealing and plundering.
1MDB Scandal - Untouchable Emperor Najib Razak - Raining Money
– Finance Twitter