Equanimity entered M'sian waters last year, court documents show

Koh Jun Lin

Modified 11 Apr 2018, 3:37 am

The superyacht Equanimity, that US authorities allege had been bought with stolen 1MDB funds, had entered Malaysian territorial waters in November last year.

At the time, the ship was transiting through the Straits of Malacca while on the way from Phuket to Indonesia, before ultimately being detained in Benoa Bay, Bali, on Feb 28.

This is according to court filings lodged at the California Central District Court on April 9 by the vessel’s registered owners and operator, who are seeking to stave off the US Department of Justice’s (DOJ) attempts to obtain protective custody of Equanimity...

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