Malaysia's dismissal of DoJ suits 'troubling and unacceptable', says Bar Council 

Attorney-General Mohamed Apandi Ali exhibits money flow charts during a press conference in Putrajaya, Malaysia on January 26, 2016, clearing Prime Minister Najib Razak of any criminal wrongdoing in the 1MDB financial controversy. – EPA pic, June 23, 2017.

MALAYSIAN authorities should conduct an immediate probe into the US Department of Justice’s “grave allegations” of kleptocracy, the Bar Council said today, adding the manner in which the civil assets forfeiture suits were dismissed was “troubling and unacceptable”.

The Malaysian Bar said the latest civil suit, together with the two suits filed on July 20 last year and on June 7, sought to forfeit almost US$1.7 billion (RM7.3 billion) in assets and represented the largest action ever brought by the DoJ under its Kleptocracy Asset Recovery Initiative.

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