Ex-Goldman banker Roger Ng seeks US lawyer in extradition case

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KUALA LUMPUR (Jan 22): Roger Ng, who is facing extradition to the US, has requested access to a US attorney to come to Malaysia and help him prepare an affidavit reply, his lawyer Tan Hock Chuan says in court in Kuala Lumpur.

* Ng has engaged with an American attorney on the case, with that attorney in dialogue with US Justice Department: Tan

* Ng seeks American lawyer because he faces extradition to face US-based charges linked to 1MDB, including law of conspiracy

** Ng would be “severely handicapped” without that access: Tan

* Malaysia’s Deputy Public Prosecutor Mahadhir Mohd Khairuddin says in court he has discussed the matter with the prisons department, which has no objections as long as they fulfill certain conditions

* NOTE: Ex-Goldman Banker Ng Is Denied Bail Due to ‘Serious Flight Risk’