Malaysia To Cooperate With ‘Lawful Investigations’ After US Files 1MDB Suit

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KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 21 – Malaysia will cooperate fully with any lawful investigation of its companies or citizens, Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak’s prime minister’s press secretary Datuk Seri Tengku Sariffuddin said after the US Justice Department filed lawsuits linked to 1MDB.

In a statement issued by Tengku Sariffuddin, he said: “Malaysian authorities have led the way in investigations into 1MDB. The company has been the subject of multiple investigations within Malaysia, including by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission, Auditor General and bi-partisan Public Accounts Committee.

“After comprehensive review, the Attorney General found that that no crime was committed. 1MDB is still the subject of an investigation by the Royal Malaysia Police. We note the United States Department of Justice’s civil lawsuits brought against various assets.

“As previously stated, the Malaysian Government will fully cooperate with any lawful investigation of Malaysian companies or citizens in accordance with international protocols. As the Prime Minister has always maintained, if any wrongdoing is proven, the law will be enforced without exception.”

Meanwhile, 1MDB in a statement issued, highlighted that it is not a party to the civil suit. “1MDB does not have any assets in the United States of America, nor has it benefited from the various transactions described in the civil suit. Furthermore, 1MDB has not been contacted by the US Department of Justice or any other foreign agency in relation to their investigations. As previously stated, 1MDB will fully cooperate with any foreign lawful authority, subject to international protocols governing such matters and the advice of the relevant domestic lawful authorities.”

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