This writer reported recently that it does not look like PM Mahathir's government is interested in doing anything on its own to help the effort, which to date has been driven by the US Department Of Justice, of recovering the money that PM Mahathir says Jho Low stole from 1MDB.
That story was concerned primarily with some USD 1 Billion held in Singapore,which came out of KWAP.
Meanwhile, it does not appear as if the Malaysian Government and
its agencies have done anything to secure the evidence of AMMB Holdings Bhd's investment banking division's collaboration with Jho Low which netted him some USD 126 Million.Bloomberg reported on 24 January 2019:
Authorities are probing a 5 billion ringgit ($1.2 billion) bond sale in 2009 by Terengganu Investment Authority, or TIA, a sovereign wealth fund that later became 1MDB, according to people familiar with the matter. Investigators believe that $126 million of illicit funds -- which Low and his associate Eric Tan have been charged with receiving -- came from the deal arranged by AMMB Holdings Bhd., known as AmBank, and involving companies in Thailand and Singapore, said one of the people.
The above investigation should have led to a long overdue raid of AMBank, and seizure of all relevant records.It should have also led to an equally overdue investigation into ANZ Banking Group Ltd's part in the 1MDB theft. The inaction does not reflect well on all involved in the 1MDB investigation, and charged with the recovery of the stolen assets.