IGP: DOJ, Indonesia didn’t ask for Bukit Aman’s help in yacht probe

 |Mar 6, 2018

KUALA LUMPUR: The Inspector-General of Police claims that neither the the US Department of Justice (DOJ) or Indonesian authorities requested for help from Bukit Aman over the seizure of the Equanimity yacht in Bali.

Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun said neither authority has been in touch with Malaysian police on the matter, The Star Online reported.

“The DOJ and the Indonesia authorities have not contacted us (on the matter),” he told a press conference today.

Last week, tt was reported that Indonesia had seized a luxury yacht on the island of Bali sought by the DOJ as part of a multibillion-dollar corruption investigation linked to 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB).

“We have been inspecting the crew since yesterday and now we are taking action since we have received approval from the court to seize the boat,” Agung Setya, director of economic and special crimes at the Indonesia’s criminal investigation bureau, told Indonesia’s Metro TV.

Following the seizure, a spokesperson for Low Taek Jho, aka. Jho Low, named as a key figure in US lawsuits, said the DoJ has stayed asset forfeiture proceedings in this case and has still not taken any steps to prove that any impropriety has occurred.