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Zahid: Request forwarded to Interpol to locate Jho Low

 | October 23, 2017

The deputy prime minister says that the police have not received any information on the matter.

DEWAN RAKYAT

zahid-jho-lowKUALA LUMPUR: Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi says the government has forwarded a request to Interpol to locate Malaysian businessman Low Taek Jho.

Zahid, who is also home minister, added that the police had not received any information on the matter.

“We are confident that Interpol will act professionally,” he told the Dewan Rakyat today.

According to Zahid, the new Interpol president is China’s vice minister of public security.

He was replying to Mohamed Azmin Ali (PKR-Gombak), who had asked an additional question on Low, better known as Jho Low.

Azmin wanted to know the home ministry’s stand on obtaining Interpol’s assistance to locate and detain the businessman.

In his reply, Zahid added that the authorities were convinced that international investigations including by intelligence agencies had been finalised.

“And we are convinced that the case is no longer relevant, except among politicians who raise it out of dissatisfaction,” he said.

Prosecutors in Singapore have named Low as the central figure in probes linked to 1MDB, adding that he used money traceable to the state fund for his own benefit.

In court filings, the prosecutors said Low had received “huge” sums of money.

According to the filings, some US$1 billion (RM4.3 billion) that 1MDB purportedly invested in a joint venture with PetroSaudi International Ltd was diverted to a bank account beneficially owned by Low, who has disappeared from the public eye.

 


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