The Goldman lunch that set the stage for the 1MDB financial scandal

Signage for 1Malaysia Development Bhd. (1MDB) is displayed at the site of the Tun Razak Exchange (TRX) project in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on Friday, July 17, 2015. Photographer: Goh Seng Chong/Bloomberg

In a private dining room at Singapore’s Taste Paradise restaurant, over a meal of abalone and suckling pig, two Goldman Sachs Group Inc. bankers were explaining a $1.75 billion bond offering to six executives of a Swiss bank.

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