'Irrelevant for gov't to be involved in Riza, Jho Low lawsuits'

Kow Gah Chie

Modified 1 Aug 2016, 10:11 am

The government is not directly involved in the US Department of Justice's (DOJ) lawsuits to seize 1MDB-linked assets.

Therefore, Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Azalina Othman believes it is "irrelevant" for the government to be involved, including by sending legal representation for Malaysians named in the suits, Riza Aziz and Jho Low.

"I looked (at the lawsuits), I don't see any 'Government of Malaysia' in there. I don't see (the government) as a party, so I don't think it is relevant for the government to be directly involved," the de factor law minister said.

However, she conceded that the matter is under the purview of the attorney-general.

She was asked if the Attorney-General's Chambers or government will send legal representation for Low or Riza, who is the Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak's stepson.

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