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1MDB task force meets US officials

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PUTRAJAYA — May 24, 2018: The 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) special task force today met with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the United States’ Department of Justice (DOJ) officials here as a follow-up to issues that had been raised during Malaysia’s previous administration.

The topics included the direction and focus of the investigations, request for mutual legal assistance (MLA) in criminal matters and the process of bringing back assets frozen in the US.

According to a statement from the task force, everyone agreed to give full cooperation to complete the investigations. There will be more meetings.

The task force comprises former attorney-general Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail, former MACC chief commissioner Tan Sri Abu Kassim Mohamed, current MACC chief commissioner Datuk Seri Shukri Abdull and federal Special Branch director Datuk Hamid Bador.

Among the issues raised at today’s meeting were the request from the FBI on November 13, 2016, to Tan Sri Dzulkifli Ahmad, the then chief commissioner of the MACC, which received no response.

The statement said the DOJ also confirmed requesting for MLA to Attorney-General Tan Sri Apandi Ali on September 22, 2017.

This request was not accepted but postponed on the grounds that it would disturb investigations by Malaysian authorities. — Bernama

 

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