US Justice Department to seek clarity on Malaysia's intentions over of the 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

Indonesia's handing over of the luxury yacht Equanimity to the Malaysian government has put both countries in the cross hairs of the United States 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 storied vessel linked to the money-laundering scandal at 1MDB.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 08, 2018, with the headline 'US Justice Department to seek clarity on Malaysia's intentions'. Print Edition | Subscribe