Malaysia A-G issues warrant to properly seize Equanimity yacht

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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 7): Attorney-General’s Chambers has issued arrest warrant for yacht named Equanimity on Aug 6, and so the vessel is now properly seized under the laws of Malaysia, it says in a statement.

* Yacht was seized by Indonesian authorities on the application of US Justice Department, which asserted ownership of the yacht on behalf of Malaysia

* “As a result of the Mutual Legal Assistance Treaties (MLAs) between Indonesia, the United States and Malaysia which were activated recently, sensitive and delicate negotiations were conducted at the highest levels of different agencies in the three countries to accomplish this feat”: statement