A view of instituting both criminal prosecution and civil proceedings.
The Attorney General’s Chambers (AGC) has received the investigation papers on the scandal-hit state fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) from the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC).
Admitting that it would take time to review the papers, Attorney-General Tommy Thomas said that the AGC was aware of the urgency and sensitivity of the task at hand.
“To effectively discharge our duties, I have appointed a team to study the papers with a view to possibly institute criminal prosecution and another to study them with civil proceedings in mind.”
“Members of both teams are experienced deputy public prosecutors and senior federal counsel who will report directly to me,” he said in a statement on Tuesday (June 12).
Thomas said he also hoped to work together with other countries which also wanted to see the 1MDB matter resolved.
“I have just signed mutual legal assistance requests from Switzerland, United States, France and the United Arab Emirates and hope to commence assistance and collaboration efforts with them.”