(File pix) Traffic passes a 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) billboard at the Tun Razak Exchange development in Kuala Lumpur. Malaysian company 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) said it is not a party in the civil lawsuit filed by United States Department of Justice (DoJ). Reuters Photo

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian company 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) said it is not a party in the civil lawsuit filed by United States Department of Justice (DoJ).

The civil lawsuit does not contain any appendices with documentary proof or witness statements to support the allegations made by the DoJ, according to 1MDB in a statement.

“1MDB highlights that it is not a party to the civil lawsuit nor has it been contacted by the DoJ in relation to this matter,” the statement said.

“As previously stated, 1MDB will fully cooperate with any foreign lawful authority, subject to international protocols governing such matters and the advice of the relevant domestic lawful authorities,” it added.

Earlier the Malaysian government expressed its concerns that the DoJ failed to seek its cooperation or that of 1MDB.

Press secretary to the Prime Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Sariffuddin had said the Malaysian government was also concerned by the unnecessary and gratuitous naming of certain matters and individuals that are only relevant to domestic political manipulation and interference.

The Attorney General’s Chambers had also expressed its frustration with the DoJ for failing to inform about its latest civil lawsuit.

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