KUALA LUMPUR: The police reiterated their commitment in hunting down fugitive businessman Low Taek Jho or Jho Low and bringing him back to Malaysia to face the charges filed against him.
Inspector General of Police (IGP) Tan Sri Acryl Sani Abdullah Sani in a statement stressed that despite it being in absentia, 13 charges related to the alleged embezzlement of funds from 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) were still filed against Low.
Acryl Sani also said police welcomed any parties with information on Low’s location.
He said they could channel the information via the CCID’s Whatsapp Infoline at 013-2111 222 or any nearby police station.
The information will then be verified for authenticity and channeled to the International Criminal Police Organisation (Interpol) for further confirmation from member countries.
He said the police was granted a red notice warrant from the Interpol against Jho Low in 2018.
He added that other than the police, foreign authorities in Singapore and the United States were also looking for Low.
“Both countries have filed charges against Jho Low. Continuous efforts are also being made to trace his whereabouts based on information received about him in foreign countries.
“The police have also validated the information through various channels and cooperation of authorities in relevant countries,” he said.
The warrant granted by Interpol to its 195 member countries will help the authorities collect information regarding the location of wanted fugitives.
“Should the fugitive’s location be detected, any member countries who own the warrant can give out information to another member for an extradition request,” he said.
He added that the extradition request against Low could not be made now as none of the member countries were able to confirm his location.