Singapore's 1MDB probe not due to political influence

MAS Enforcement Department executive director says its task is to protect public interest

Ms Gillian Tan, the Monetary Authority of Singapore's Enforcement Department executive director, said the focus of the regulator's work is in ensuring that Singapore's financial centre has integrity, is clean and is trusted by investors. The 1Malaysi
Ms Gillian Tan, the Monetary Authority of Singapore's Enforcement Department executive director, said the focus of the regulator's work is in ensuring that Singapore's financial centre has integrity, is clean and is trusted by investors. The 1Malaysia Development Berhad probe was a good example of effective cross-border collaboration, she said.ST PHOTO: KELVIN CHNG

There was no political influence that affected Singapore's wide-ranging probe of Malaysian state fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), said the Monetary Authority of Singapore's Enforcement Department executive director Gillian Tan.

Recounting her experience as an investigator into the scandal as part of the launch of the MAS Enforcement Report yesterday, Ms Tan told The Straits Times that its task was to protect the public interest.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 21, 2019, with the headline 'Singapore's 1MDB probe not due to political influence'. Print Edition | Subscribe