1. Malaysian politician Anwar Ibrahim walks toward reporters
2. SOUNDBITE (English) Anwar Ibrahim, Malaysian Member of Parliament:
"You must also appreciate the fact that we are a new government, we have committed ourselves to an independent judiciary, and therefore anyone, whether Najib or Jho Low, will have to have to be assured a guarantee of a free trial."
3. Wide of Anwar on stage at the business forum
4. Wide of stage
5. SOUNDBITE (English) Anwar Ibrahim, Malaysian Member of Parliament:
"It's progressing very well (the investigation). You can see the charges levied against key personalities in the United States (Department of Justice). We are quite pleased with that development in the United States by the Department of Justice. Thank you very much."
Malaysian Member of Parliament Anwar Ibrahim said on Tuesday a fugitive tycoon accused of ransacking a state investment fund will be given a fair trial, while hinting that more former officials could be tried on corruption charges.
Malaysian and US prosecutors have charged Low Taek Jho, also known as Jho Low, for his alleged role in an epic money laundering and bribery scheme that pilfered billions of dollars from the indebted 1MDB fund.
Attending an economic forum in Singapore, Anwar said he was "quite pleased" with the developments in the case so far and that investigations in the US, Malaysia and Singapore and other places were "progressing very well."
The new Malaysian government has brought multiple corruption cases against former Prime Minister Najib Razak and officials in his administration.
Current Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad is expected to hand over power to Anwar in less than two years, following Anwar's landslide victory in a by-election in October.