No member nations of Interpol have reported the sight of Jho Low since a Red Notice was issued in 2018.
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Malaysia has yet to issue a formal extradition request for fugitive businessman Low Taek Jho as no country has reported of his whereabouts to Interpol, says Inspector General of Police (IGP) Tan Sri Acryl Sani Abdullah Sani.
Acryl said that the Royal Malaysia Police has obtained a Red Notice from Interpol for Low, better known as Jho Low, for his involvement in the 1MDB scandal, since 2018
“Red notice that was issued by Interpol to 195 countries was to share information and inform the member nations on the whereabouts of fugitives. It is the responsibility of the member nations to share any information on the fugitives’ whereabouts to the country that produced the red notice for purposes of extradition.
“Thus far, no extradition request can be made as no member nations have reported sighting Low Taek Jho in their country,” he was quoted as saying by Malay Mail.
Acryl also added that effort to track Jho Low, who is facing criminal charges in Malaysia, Singapore as well as the United States, is still ongoing.
Jho Low has been identified as the mastermind behind the 1MDB global corruption scandal.
Attention towards the Penang-born businessman resurfaced following the incarceration of former premier Datuk Seri Najib Razak for embezzling RM42 million from SRC International Sdn Bhd last month. SRC International is a former subsidiary of 1MDB.
Najib is now serving his 12-year prison sentence in Kajang Prison. He is also facing four other criminal charges related to the 1MDB scandal.
Previously, award-winning journalists Tom Wright and Bradley Hope, who co-wrote the ‘Billion Dollar Whale’ book, claimed that they have knowledge of Jho Low, the subject of their book, whereabouts.
In 2019, on the run from Malaysian and U.S. authorities, Jho Low enjoyed a trip to Shanghai Disneyland with friends. Evidence is pouring in: https://t.co/2oH4ISzAEc #whereisjholow pic.twitter.com/ZeF9OUGRb5— Tom Wright (@TomWrightAsia) August 31, 2022
Wright also shared a picture on Twitter purportedly showing Low was enjoying 2019 Christmas Eve in Shanghai Disneyland with a couple of friends.
He claimed that he and Bradley were informed by a source from the Malaysian government that Low has been hiding in China for the last few years.