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'M'sia to get Swiss evidence on 1MDB in coming days'
Published:  Feb 1, 2016 5:00 AM
Updated: 6:19 AM

The office of the Swiss attorney-general will soon hand over to Malaysia evidence of allegedly dubious transactions by 1MDB .

Swiss AG's office information chief Andre Marty said the documents would be sent in the "coming days" in an e-mail reply to The Malay Mail Online .

However, Marty declined to comment further, citing Swiss secrecy laws.

"The Swiss AG's office is hopeful that our colleagues in Malaysia will examine the evidence we have gathered and provide us with further assistance, as the two attorneys-general agreed last September,” Marty said in a separate e-mail to The Malaysian Insider .

The Swiss AG’s office announced last Friday that its investigations found “serious indications that funds have been misappropriated from Malaysian state companies”.

The revelation comes soon after attorney-general Mohamed Apandi Ali cleared Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak of wrongdoing involving the RM2.6 billion donation and RM42 million SRC International funds in the prime minister’s personal bank accounts.

“The monies believed to have been misappropriated would have been earmarked for investment in economic and social development projects in Malaysia,” the Swiss AG’s office said in a statement.

It also said a small portion of US$4 billion (RM16.6 billion) was found in Swiss bank accounts held by former Malaysian public officials and current UAE public officials.

Apandi has said that he would cooperate with the Swiss authorities.

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