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US DoJ seeks to recover RM154mil in assets from 1MDB case

WASHINGTON (Reuters): The US Justice Department on Friday (Feb 22) said it had filed complaints seeking forfeiture and recovery of approximately $38mil (RM154mil) in assets associated with its 1Malaysia Development Berhad - or 1MDB - case, bringing the assets now subject to forfeiture to a total of about $1.7bil (RM6.9bil).

Mueller report not coming next week - senior U.S. Justice official

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Special Counsel Robert Mueller will not deliver his long-awaited report next week on Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. elections, a senior U.S. Justice Department official said on Friday, amid expectations that the report was imminent.

US seeks to recover $38mil in assets from 1MDB case

WASHINGTON: The U.S. Justice Department on Friday said it had filed complaints seeking forfeiture and recovery of approximately $38 million in assets associated with its 1Malaysia Development Berhard - or 1MDB - case, bringing the assets now subject to forfeiture to a total of about $1.7 billion (1.3 billion pounds).

“These new lawsuits target assets collected by corrupt officials and their associates through a massive scheme that stole billions of dollars from the people of Malaysia and laundered the proceeds across the world,” U.S. Attorney Nick Hanna(pic) said

StanChart to take US$900m charge over US, UK probes

NEW YORK: Standard Chartered Plc will take a $900 million charge tied to regulatory probes in its fourth-quarter results, a move that will erode earnings as its top executive prepares to unveil a turnaround plan.

Trump says release of Russia probe report up to attorney general

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Wednesday the release of any report on the Russia investigation by Special Counsel Robert Mueller will be totally up to U.S. Attorney General William Barr.

U.S. Justice Department preparing to receive Mueller report - CNN

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Justice may announce as early as next week that Special Counsel Robert Mueller has given the attorney general his report on the federal Russia investigation, CNN said on Wednesday, citing unnamed sources.

It’s China’s Huawei against the world as spying concerns mount

With its finance chief facing charges in the US, the telecoms giant is finding it increasingly difficult to find a friend.

Huawei faces nearly two dozen charges in the US, which contends it violated economic sanctions and concealed its business dealings with Iran. — SCMP

Trump plans to nominate Jeffrey Rosen as Justice Dept. No. 2 - senior official

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump plans to nominate Jeffrey Rosen as the next deputy U.S. attorney general, the White House said on Tuesday night, the latest shuffle in the Justice Department at a time when it faces close scrutiny over its Russia investigation.

China accuses US of trying to block its tech development

China accuses the United States of trying to block its industrial development by alleging Chinese mobile network equipment poses a cybersecurity threat.

China’s government has accused Washington of trying to block its industrial development after Pence said Chinese tech giant Huawei and other telecom equipment suppliers are a security threat. — AP

Huawei founder says CFO's arrest was politically motivated


(Reuters): Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei said on Monday that the arrest of his daughter, Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou, was politically motivated.