New leads on Jho Low’s whereabouts, top cop says

Top cop Abdul Hamid Bador (left) after a visit to the Kelantan side of the Malaysian-Thailand border today. (Bernama pic)

PASIR MAS: Police have obtained new leads on the whereabouts of Low Taek Jho, better known as Jho Low, Inspector-General of Police Abdul Hamid Bador revealed today.

Hamid said the police would do their best to bring the fugitive businessman, who is linked to scandal-plagued 1MDB, back to Malaysia as soon as possible.

The newly minted top cop however declined to reveal details on the leads obtained by his men.

“I am serious (about the new leads) but have patience. Where he plans to hide… won’t be safe for him.

“We will bring him home because everyone is waiting,” he told reporters after a brief visit to the Kelantan side of the Malaysian-Thailand border here today.

Asked whether Jho Low was hiding in China, he replied: “I did not say that.”

Hamid said Jho Low’s actions had plunged the country into high levels of debt, and that the businessman should be responsible for the mess.

He also said Jho Low’s decision to hide behind his lawyers in Macau and Hong Kong when making statements is nothing short of cowardice.

“The country has high debts because of his robbery. When he is brought to court, Insya-Allah (God willing), all (his) scams and lies will be revealed,” he said.