Home 2023 Goldman Sachs Takes Malaysia to Court Over 1MDB Settlement

Goldman Sachs has filed a lawsuit against Malaysia in a UK court over the terms of a settlement agreement related to the 1MDB investment fund scandal. The bank claims that Malaysia has violated its obligations under the agreement by failing to appropriately credit assets against a guarantee that Goldman Sachs provided.

The 1MDB scandal was a multibillion-dollar corruption scheme that involved high-level Malaysian officials, Goldman Sachs employees, and others. In 2020, Goldman Sachs agreed to pay $3.9 billion to settle Malaysia’s criminal probe into the bank’s role in the scandal. As part of the settlement, Goldman Sachs provided a guarantee to return $1.4 billion in assets that were allegedly stolen from 1MDB.

In its lawsuit, Goldman Sachs claims that Malaysia has failed to appropriately credit assets against the guarantee. The bank alleges that Malaysia has included assets in the credit that are not eligible under the terms of the settlement agreement. Goldman Sachs is seeking to have the court order Malaysia to comply with its obligations under the agreement.

The lawsuit is a significant escalation in the dispute between Goldman Sachs and Malaysia over the 1MDB settlement. It is unclear how the lawsuit will impact the relationship between the two parties or the ongoing recovery of stolen assets.


The lawsuit by Goldman Sachs against Malaysia is a major development in the 1MDB scandal. It raises questions about the bank’s compliance with the settlement agreement and the Malaysian government’s commitment to recovering stolen assets.

Goldman Sachs has been accused of helping to facilitate the theft of billions of dollars from 1MDB. The bank has denied wrongdoing, but it has admitted to failing to adequately supervise its employees.

The Malaysian government has been under pressure to recover as much as possible of the stolen money. The country is facing a financial crisis, and the proceeds from the 1MDB settlement could help to alleviate some of the pressure.

The lawsuit could delay the recovery of stolen assets and damage the relationship between Malaysia and Goldman Sachs. It is also possible that the lawsuit could lead to further revelations about the 1MDB scandal.


The lawsuit by Goldman Sachs against Malaysia is a major development in the 1MDB scandal. It is important to follow this story closely to see how it unfolds and what impact it has on the recovery of stolen assets and the relationship between the two parties.

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