Jho Low still at large thanks to government sabotage, says Dr M

Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad believes Jho Low is ‘hiding somewhere’. (Bernama pic)

BALI: Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad yesterday cited sabotage within the government as one of the reasons it has been difficult for Malaysia to pin down and arrest fugitive businessman Low Taek Jho, better known as Jho Low.

He said he believed this was why Jho Low had so far managed to evade arrest.

“I think he is hiding somewhere,” he said when asked if there was sabotage within the government in the form of information leaks.

“Daim Zainuddin says somebody is informing him (Jho Low),” he told Bernama and RTM at the conclusion of the inaugural Asean Leaders Gathering here yesterday, referring to the chairman of the five-member Council of Eminent Persons.

“One time, he was in Hong Kong. When we reached Hong Kong, he had already flown away.”

The Asean meeting, held on the sidelines of the annual International Monetary Fund and World Bank meetings, was titled “Achieving Sustainable Development Goals and Overcoming the Development Gap through Regional and Global Collaborative Actions”.

Malaysia is seeking Jho Low to assist in the 1MDB investigation.