KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 21 – Prime Minister’s press secretary Datuk Seri Tengku Sariffuddin Thursday issued a statement in response to the United States Department of Justice lawsuits with regard to 1Malaysia Development Berhad.
Following is the full statement:
“United States Department of Justice Civil Lawsuits:
Statement by Prime Minister’s Press Secretary
21 July 2016
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.
Datuk Seri Tengku Sariffuddin, Press Secretary to the Prime Minister