US DoJ suit is politically motivated, says Apandi

“The actions of the DoJ are also believed to be based on information given by certain individuals from Malaysia”

PETALING JAYA: The civil lawsuit filed by the United States’ Department of Justice (DoJ) to seize US$540mil (RM2.317bil) worth of assets allegedly linked to 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) is politically motivated, says Attorney-General Tan Sri Mohamed Apandi Ali.

Bernama¬†reported Mohamed Apandi as saying that this was because the DoJ had never made any official request to the Attorney-General’s Chambers to obtain any clarification or information on the claims made by them.


“If they had asked, it is our responsibility to assist them. Therefore, I have come to a conclusion that it is politically motivated.

“The actions of the DoJ are also believed to be based on information given by certain individuals from Malaysia,”¬†Bernama¬†reported him as saying when met by reporters at the Tok Awang Gagah Family Day in Salor on Tuesday.

The event was attended by around 800 descendants of Tok Awang Gagah, a famed Kelantanese warrior from the 1920s, whom Mohamed Apandi is descended from.

Foreign media also reported that Australian supermodel Miranda Kerr had handed over US$8.1mil (RM34.78mil) worth of jewellery, allegedly given to her by Malaysian financier Jho Low, to US government agents.

Kerr handed over the jewellery, which was in her safe-deposit box in Los Angeles, last Friday.

Source: The Star Online

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