Laura Justo • Xavier Justo

Rendezvous with Injustice

How a family survived hell after blowing the whistle on the 1MDB financial scandal

Foreword by Mahathir Mohamad,
former Prime Minister of Malaysia

Laura Justo • Xavier Justo

Rendezvous with Injustice

How a family survived hell after blowing the whistle on the 1MDB financial scandal

Foreword by Mahathir Mohamad,
former Prime Minister of Malaysia

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Our story:

What happens when you blow the lid on a financial scam involving playboy businessmen, the leader of a country, and the laundering of billions of dollars? For Xavier Justo, it meant being thrown in a sordid Thai jail as the mother of all cover-ups kicked into action. For his wife Laura, left alone with their infant son, it meant battling an 18-month onslaught of intimidation, manipulation and lies.

Rendezvous with Injustice is an account of the 1MDB scandal that focuses not only on the crimes of men in expensive suits but also the human consequences felt by those who dared to do the right thing by exposing them. It’s a story that involves financial chicanery, unscrupulous lawyers, greed, decadence and even a fake Scotland Yard detective. 

Ultimately, however, it’s a cry for truth and justice — and a testament to human resilience and tenacity.

As Laura Justo writes, Rendezvous with Injustice contains all the elements of an outlandish thriller novel: “Billions stolen from a country that badly needed the money; drugs, decadence and gangster-like behavior; twisted lawyers; the scapegoating of an innocent man; and at the center of it all, me, a young mother alone with her child and living in fear.

In his foreword, the former Prime Minister of Malaysia, Mahathir Mohamad, states: “Justo suffered while the real perpetrators walked freely along the corridors of power, unashamed and confident that their crimes would go unpunished. Justo’s experience can serve as a lesson for anyone who cares about combating corruption.

What others have said:

“A real-life horror story, grippingly and movingly written, that deserves to be read by anyone opposed to corruption. Laura Justo’s battle to save her husband from languishing in a barbaric Thai prison is nothing short of heroic.”

— Clare Rewcastle Brown, author of ‘The Sarawak Report: The Inside Story of the 1MDB

“A riveting tale of love, betrayal, greed and fraud that takes the reader from London high-life to a Thai jail via Venezuela and Cannes. Honoré de Balzac wrote in the 19th Century that behind every great fortune lies a great crime. Laura and Xaxier Justo’s story shows that sentiment is just as true today.”

— Randeep Ramesh, The Guardian

“An astonishing first-hand and no-frills account of both human greed and human resilience at its boldest. A must-read for bankers, lawyers, journalists and anyone curious to discover the inside story of one of the largest financial scandals ever. Rendezvous with Injustice is also a beautiful love story.”

— Florence de Changy, author of ‘The Disappearing Act: The Impossible case of MH370’

“A captivating first-hand account from the whistleblower in the world’s largest corruption case. All persons faced with the prospect of taking on a role in a corrupt enterprise should read this book to make them understand the likely cost to their life.”

– Daniel Eriksson, CEO of Transparency International

“The story of a financial scandal and a story of love, the book also goes much deeper, showing that what’s normal and acceptable should never be let out of sight. It has all the potential of a blockbuster movie.”

– Eelco Fiole, Adjunct Professor of Finance Ethics, University of Neuchâtel

“By any definition, Xavier Justo is heroic, and his compelling story is one of courage and perseverance in the face of threats and intimidation by those hoping to prevent him from telling it.”

— John Kucera, former US federal prosecutor

“Laura Justo’s incriminating file, which we have been able to consult, runs to some 300 pages. It describes, in detail, the techniques of muscular intimidation by the British head of PetroSaudi towards those who would forget to ‘hold their tongues,’ and the return of stolen data to him (so that it can be destroyed) by a wife who is as devoted as she is

— Dejan Nikolic, Le Temps

“Justo paid a huge price for saving Malaysia from the world’s largest kleptocracy.”

Tong Kooi Ong, Chairman of The Edge Media Group