US Justice Department seeks clarity on Malaysia's intentions for 1MDB-linked luxury yacht Equanimity

The luxury yacht Equanimity, which was seen near Bali, Indonesia, in February 2018.
The luxury yacht Equanimity, which was seen near Bali, Indonesia, in February 2018.PHOTO: AFP

KUALA LUMPUR - Indonesia's handover of the luxury yacht Equanimity to the Malaysian government has put both countries in the crosshairs of the US Department of Justice (DOJ).

In filings to the Central District Court of California obtained by The Straits Times, the DOJ indicated that it had belatedly learnt of the handover of the much-storied vessel linked to the money-laundering scandal at 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB).

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