Yesterday Malaysia’s Attorney General, Tommy Thomas, announced that he has received 1MDB investigation papers from the Malaysia Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC). Mr Thomas released a statement expressing his desire to make sure that the papers were examined to consider all potential criminal and civil prosecutions that may arise in connection with the 1MDB scandal. Mr Thomas also explained that he has recieved Mutual Legal Assistance (MLA) requests from the US, France, UAE and Switzerland. MLA is the formal co-operation between sovereign states in criminal investigations and proceedings. It encompasses the provision of information and evidence to other jurisdictions and making witnesses available to foreign trial courts.
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