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KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 21, 2015:

Thai authorities have given Malaysian police the green light to interview Xavier Andre Justo, who is linked to unfavourable reports over 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB).

Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said the approval was given by their Thai counterparts last week.

“We are now finalising details for the trip before we head to Thailand.

“Investigations will take place over there,” he said when met by reporters at a police exhibition in PWTC, earlier today.

Khalid said there was a possibility a police team will head to Thailand this week or by the end of the month to record the former PetroSaudi International Ltd (PetroSaudi) employee’s statement.

Justo, a Swiss national, was nabbed in Koh Sa Mui in June by Thai police acting on a warrant issued for his alleged extortion and blackmail activities.

In the ensuing days following the arrest, it has been revealed that confidential documents had been stolen and tampered with before being leaked to unscrupulous individuals.

These tampered documents, according to UK-based cyber security firm PGI, were used by Sarawak Report in their postings that cast aspersions on former Sarawak Chief Minister, 1MDB and Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak.

Justo is currently serving a three-year sentence for attempting to blackmail his former employer using highly-sensitive corporate data.

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