Malaysia to push for settlement with Abu Dhabi over 1MDB dispute

Any deal with Abu Dhabi would be more complex because of the many sensitive aspects of the dispute involving 1MDB.
Any deal with Abu Dhabi would be more complex because of the many sensitive aspects of the dispute involving 1MDB.PHOTO: AFP

KUALA LUMPUR - Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin's administration is set to reopen talks with Abu Dhabi to resolve disputes over the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) case, in a bid to mend strained bilateral ties.

Foreign Minister Hishammuddin Hussein will lead a special government task force to Dubai this week, in a bid to hammer out a compromise to a legal challenge filed by Malaysia in a London court over the validity of an arbitration award that favoured state-owned entities of Abu Dhabi that had dealings with 1MDB, financial executives and lawyers close to the matter said.

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