US to monetise, return assets in 1MDB probe, says Guan Eng

  • Jun 12, 2018
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The finance minister says he was told this by US ambassador to Malaysia, Kamala Shirin Lakhdhir.

KUALA LUMPUR: The US ambassador to Malaysia has told Kuala Lumpur that assets seized by the US as part of its probe into 1MDB will be monetised and returned to Malaysia, Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng said today.

Lim made the comment on Twitter following a meeting with Kamala Shirin Lakhdhir, the US ambassador to Malaysia.

“She reassured me that assets seized from 1MDB will be monetised and returned to Malaysia as early as possible,” he said.

The US Department of Justice has filed civil lawsuits to seize assets it says were bought with funds misappropriated from state fund 1MDB.

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