Region: Malaysia

US charges Jho Low and rapper in 1MDB lobbying case

US prosecutors allege that Malaysian businessman Jho Low and Haitian-American rapper Prakazrel Michel took part in an illegal lobbying campaign to end an investigation into the 1MDB embezzlement scandal.

11 June 2021

Malaysia charges Aker Solutions manager with making false statements

11 June 2021

US authorities return $452 million looted 1MDB funds to Malaysia

12 May 2021

Malaysia sues major banks in global attempt to recover stolen 1MDB funds

Malaysia is targeting Deutsche Bank and JPMorgan as part of a broad legal campaign to recover over $23 billion in funds allegedly misappropriated from sovereign wealth fund 1MDB.

10 May 2021

New York court halts former Malaysian PM’s 1MDB evidence request

A federal judge in Manhattan says ex-leader Najib Razak must wait until the conclusion of a US criminal case before he can subpoena Goldman Sachs for evidence to help him fight corruption charges in Malaysia.

10 May 2021

US prosecutors renew efforts to seize alleged 1MDB funds in London

30 March 2021

UK law firm to give up 1MDB-linked funds

Clyde & Co can release $325 million held on behalf of an arbitration client to the High Court in London after a US federal court dismissed an arrest warrant targeting the funds.

23 March 2021

Counsel Watch: Malaysian corporate criminal liability law swings into action

In the latest counsel watch, the white-collar lawyers hired for the impeachment investigation into New York governor Andrew Cuomo over allegations of sexual harassment, and the lawyers acting on Malaysia’s first corporate bribery prosecution.

23 March 2021

North Korean businessman to face US charges following extradition from Malaysia

22 March 2021

Malaysia issues first charges under tough new corporate criminal liability law

Malaysia’s anti-corruption agency has accused a shipping company of bribery in the first prosecution under the country’s new corporate criminal liability law.

18 March 2021

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