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Government takes serious view of US lawsuits

Najib deosn't want any conclusions to be made so long as the judicial process hasn't been completed.

Najib deosn't want any conclusions to be made so long as the judicial process hasn't been completed.

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KUALA LUMPUR — July 21, 2016: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak stated today that the government views seriously the civil suits filed by the United States Department of Justice with regard to 1Malaysia Development Berhad.

“It should be noted that this is a civil suit and not a criminal action and it is limited to the names mentioned in the DOJ report.

“So, in terms of the government, we will provide full cooperation to all the international investigating bodies,” he said after an Aidilfitri open house of the Felda Group.

Najib emphasised that the government’s position has always been that it does not wish to see any act that violates the law.

In this case, the people involved would have their say through the court process in the US.

“We should not make any conclusions so long as the judicial process is not completed yet,” said Najib.

Commenting on his stepson Riza Aziz being named in the suits, he responded that “like anybody else he has his rights, and allow the process to take its course”. — Bernama

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