KUALA LUMPUR – As Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak has always maintained, the law will be enforced without exception if any wrongdoing is proven with regard to 1Malaysia Development Berhad, said the Prime Minister’s Press Secretary, Datuk Seri Tengku Sariffuddin Tengku Ahmad.
He said 1MDB, the government investment fund, had been the subject of multiple investigations within Malaysia, including by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission, Auditor-General and the bi-partisan Public Accounts Committee.
“Malaysian authorities have led the way in investigations into 1MDB. After a comprehensive review, the Attorney-General found 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,” he said in a statement here today.
As previously stated, he said, the Malaysian Government would fully cooperate with any lawful investigation of Malaysian companies or citizens in accordance with international protocols.
Meanwhile, 1MDB said in a statement that it was not a party to the civil suits, did not have any assets in the United States, nor had it benefited from the various transactions described in the civil suits.
“1MDB notes a press conference led by the US Attorney-General today relating to a civil court action filed by the government of the United States of America.
“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,” the statement said. – BERNAMA