GEORGE TOWN: Police have confirmed that a bungalow belonging to the family of Jho Low (Low Taek Jho), a key figure in the 1MDB corruption scandal, has been seized by the authorities.
Mazlan Mansor, the Federal Commercial Crime Investigation Department director confirmed that the bungalow had been seized.
The three-storey bungalow, in Tanjung Bungah Park, is worth RM15 million, according to Star Online which had earlier reported the seizure.
Mazlan confirmed with FMT that officers from Bukit Aman’s Anti-Money Laundering and Anti-Terrorism Financing Prevention (AMLA) division were at the property on Thursday to issue a notice of seizure.
FMT sighted the notice, dated Jan 17, issued by the Attorney-General’s Chambers under the Anti-Money Laundering and Anti-Terrorism Financing Act 2001.
It reads: “Pursuant to subsection 51(1A) of the Act, it is hereby ordered that such immovable property be seized by the investigating officer and all dealings in respect of such immovable property are prohibited.
“Take notice that failure to comply with this notice is an offence under the Act.”
The notice was signed by deputy public prosecutor Syafinas Shabudin.
According to the Star Online report, no one was at home when the officers called. It said the property was listed under the name of Jho Low’s mother Goh Gaik Ewe, 66.
Goh and her husband, Larry Low Hock Peng, also 66, have been named by Bukit Aman as persons of interest in connection with the 1MDB investigation.