WHO SAYS WE DON’T HAVE ENOUGH MONEY? CHINA-LED CONSORTIUM THREATENS TO SUE NAJIB & CO, SAYS DEAL ABORTED NOT THEIR FAULT

KUALA LUMPUR – A Malaysian-Chinese consortium that had planned to buy a majority stake in a property development project owned by a former unit of state fund 1MDB today refuted allegations that it had failed to make necessary payments.

Earlier this week, TRX City Sdn Bhd — a former unit of state fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) now owned by the Malaysian Finance Ministry — said the deal to sell 60 per cent of Bandar Malaysia had lapsed because the consortium failed to meet payment obligations.

In a statement today, Iskandar Waterfront Holdings, owned by Malaysian tycoon Tan Sri Lim Kang Hoo, and China Railway Engineering Corp (CREC), said TRX’s allegation that the share sale agreement has lapsed was “unacceptable.”

The consortium has fulfilled all the required payment obligations under the agreement on its part towards TRX, it said.

— Reuters

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