IGP: Police considering offering reward to nab Jho Low

Businessman Low Taek Jho or Jho Low is being sought for investigations into the 1MDB scandal. (Bloomberg pic)

SHAH ALAM: Police may consider offering rewards to anyone who can provide information leading to the arrest of businessman Low Taek Jho or Jho Low, Inspector-General of Police Mohamad Fuzi Harun said today.

“The reward will depend on the situation because we need to prepare for it, either in the form of cash or kind. If there is a need, we will consider it.

“Police are not the only ones making an effort to trace Jho Low.

“If other parties plan to give incentives (to trace Jho Low), we welcome it.”

He said any such reward could help speed up the process to hunt for the fugitive businessman sought for investigations into the 1MDB investigations by police.

On another matter, Fuzi said police had not decided to abolish discounts for traffic summonses as suggested by the transport ministry.

He said the discount was meant to lighten the burden of traffic offenders having to pay for accumulated summonses and to encourage them to settle their dues.

“We don’t always offer discounts for traffic summonses. We cannot simply offer discounts as we need to get the approval from the director of the Bukit Aman Traffic Enforcement and Investigation Department first.

“The discount offer for traffic summonses seems to have been well-received by the public,” he said after witnessing the handing-over of duties by outgoing Selangor police chief Mazlan Mansor to Noor Azam Jamaludin, who was previously Negeri Sembilan police chief.

Mazlan has been appointed Bukit Aman Commercial Crime Investigation Department director.

The IGP was commenting on a recent proposal by Transport Minister Loke Siew Fook that no discounts be given for any summons for traffic violations.

Fuzi said police would not offer any discounts to traffic offenders caught during this Chinese New Year festive season to reduce the number of road accidents.