Malaysia’s Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) is persisting in its investigation of lawyers involved in the 2020 Goldman Sachs settlement over the 1MDB scandal, despite halting its legal bid for related documents. Deputy Public Prosecutor Mahadi Abdul Jumaat confirmed on December 6 that the document request was withdrawn as it’s presently unnecessary, but the probe continues. This development follows Malaysia’s ongoing disagreement with Goldman Sachs over the settlement’s adequacy. Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim seeks to review the agreement, which included a USD2.5bn payment and a USD1.4bn asset return by Goldman Sachs. The MACC’s investigation focuses on corruption and money laundering. Rosli Dahlan, a lawyer implicated in the case, alleges the commission’s actions are defamatory.
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