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1MDB-a truly international fight against corruption

Tom Fox | November 2, 2016

Every year The Man From FCPA thinks that corruption scandals cannot get any bigger or worse. Consider the following: 2012 Wal-Mart; 2013-GSK in China; 2014-Petrobras; 2015 (spring) FIFA; 2015 (fall VW); now in 2016 we have the alleged looting of the Malaysian sovereign wealth fund, 1MDB. The scandal has certainly crossed the globe with all its twists turns and permutations. Of all of the above scandals, only GSK went to trial and that trial was a one-day trial, held in secret in China, where a sentence was ‘delivered’ and later announced to the world.

However there is which has begun in Singapore on a portion of the massive 1MDB scandal, which may well begin to shed light on the massive fraud and theft. As reported by the Wall Street Journal, the private banker, Yeo Jiawei, who managed the fund’s accounts in Singapore faces “four charges of attempting...

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