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Malaysia's 1MDB slams WSJ's use of confidential documents

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1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) has criticised the Wall Street Journal for using confidential information from a parliamentary committee probe, which is yet to be presented to Parliament.

[PETALING JAYA] 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) has criticised the Wall Street Journal for using confidential information from a parliamentary committee probe, which is yet to be presented to Parliament.

"We are shocked that a reputable publisher such as the Wall Street Journal would make use of clearly confidential information in its reporting. "We refer specifically to the WSJ confirming it has reviewed a 'transcript of the proceedings', from a parliamentary committee probing 1MDB, of which the only possible source is the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) hearings on 1MDB. The Standing Orders of the Malaysian Parliament very clearly states that 'the evidence taken before any Select Committee and any documents presented to such Committee shall not be published by any member of such Committee, or by any other person, before the Committee has presented its Report to the House,'" 1MDB said in a statement on Wednesday (Sept 9).

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