Azmin issues IGP with notice to take action on Jho Low


KUALA LUMPUR: Selangor Menteri Besar Mohamed Azmin Ali is demanding Inspector-General of Police Khalid Abu Bakar take relevant action against businessman Low Taek Jho, for the alleged wrongdoings he is said to have committed.

Azmin’s lawyer Latheefa Koya told reporters they sent a notice of demand to Khalid yesterday, demanding the top cop exercise his duties to issue a warrant of arrest on Low, whom Azmin has claimed committed wrongdoings under various criminal laws.

“It is the duty of the IGP to take action against Low under the Police Act and Federal Constitution as he is suspected of criminal wrongdoings,” Azmin said in the notice of demand.

Azmin, who is also PKR deputy president, said if the IGP does not take any action by Aug 15, he will sue the police to compel them to take the necessary steps including seeking Interpol’s help to nab Low.

In November 2015, the home ministry, in a parliamentary reply to Kelana Jaya MP Wong Chen, said the government had been unsuccessful in locating those needed to facilitate investigations into 1MDB.

Low was one of the individuals needed for investigations, along with 1MDB’s former senior executives Casey Tang Keng Chee and Jasmine Loo Ai Swan, SRC International managing director Nik Faisal Ariff Kamil, and Deutsche Bank country manager Yusof Annuar Yaacob.