SINGAPORE (July 18): Malaysia’s government has appointed Tan Rajah & Cheah, a Singapore law firm, as its solicitors to institute legal action against 53 individuals and companies to claim back the monies allegedly siphoned from 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB).

Bernama cited a source saying that Malaysia’s Attorney-General Tommy Thomas has already given his approval on the law firm earlier this week.

Malaysia had to appoint Singapore solicitors to file the action as Malaysian lawyers are not allowed to appear in Singapore courts.

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