Officers from the United States’ Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Department of Justice (DoJ) met with the 1MDB Special Task Force at Perdana Putra at 11am today.
- FBI’s letter to then MACC chief Dzulkifli Ahmad did not receive any response
- DoJ’s ‘Mutual Legal Assistance’ request to then A-G Apandi Ali not fulfilled and delayed
The four co-chairs of the multi-agency taskforce – Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail, Tan Sri Abu Kassim Mohamed, Datuk Seri Shukri Abdull and Datuk Hamid Bador – said talks with the FBI and DoJ centred on providing mutual legal assistance to the probe and the return of assets frozen in the US to Malaysia.
“As a result of this meeting, both sides agree to give full cooperation to complete ongoing investigations. Meetings for aid will be held from time to time,” the task force said in a statement.
Among the issues raised included FBI’s letter dated Nov 13, 2016, to the then Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) chief commissioner Tan Sri Dzulkifli Ahmad, which did not receive any response.
“DoJ had also confirmed that it had made a ‘Mutual Legal Assistance’ (MLA) request to the then Attorney-General Tan Sri Apandi Ali on Sept 22, 2017. However, the request was not fulfilled and delayed on the grounds that it will affect ongoing investigations by Malaysian authorities,” the statement said.