Sacked Singaporean legal officer in 1MDB probe thanks Malaysia for not revoking her PR

Singaporean legal officer Jessica Gurmeet Kaur, who was involved in the 1MDB probe, expressed her gratefulness that her Malaysian permanent resident status was not revoked.
Singaporean legal officer Jessica Gurmeet Kaur, who was involved in the 1MDB probe, expressed her gratefulness that her Malaysian permanent resident status was not revoked. PHOTO: REUTERS

PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - The legal officer involved in the probe into 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) has not had her Malaysian permanent residency revoked.

In a statement on Thursday, Jessica Gurmeet Kaur expressed her gratefulness to Immigration director-general Datuk Mustafa Ibrahim for confirming that her PR status was not revoked.

"I would like to thank my lawyers for their relentless efforts for my cause. I further request the media to respect my privacy so that I can move on peacefully with my life," she said.

Jessica, a Singaporean, has been living in Malaysia for more than 20 years before a sudden turn of events, which started with investigations by the authorities on her and former Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission adviser Tan Sri Rashpal Singh over a purported leak in relation to a charge sheet.

Jessica was head of administration and finance at the Attorney-General's Chambers and was also attached to the special task force investigating various financial cases.

The task force has since been disbanded. Jessica and Rashpal were released on police bail after their statements were recorded.