Azmin seeks to compel IGP to bring in Jho Low


KUALA LUMPUR: Datuk Seri Azmin Ali (pic) has submitted an application to the High Court here to compel the Inspector-General of Police to extradite businessman Low Taek Jho or Jho Low to Malaysia.

The Selangor Mentri Besar submitted a judicial review application for an order to compel Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar to take the necessary action to bring Low back to Malaysia.

"There is no personal intent against the IGP but, as a Malaysian citizen, I wish to remind the IGP that he has the responsibility to perform his duty to ensure that all crimes in the country, and those abroad that involve Malaysians, must face justice," he told reporters at the Duta court complex here Monday.

He added that had Khalid been given enough time to take action.

"Unfortunately, the IGP has responded that he will face me in court so I have no choice but to submit an application for the court to issue a mandamus order to the IGP," said Azmin.

Speaking on another matter, Azmin said that his visit to PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang, together with PKR president Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail was merely a personal visit.

"That meeting should not be politicised or feared by any party," said Azmin, who is also PKR deputy president.

Hadi recently underwent surgery and is recovering.

When asked if there had been any discussion of cooperation between the two parties, Azmin said: "There was none. It was just a visit to pray for his health".

On Aug 1, Azmin issued a notice of demand for Khalid to pursue and extradite Low, who was linked to 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) as an informal adviser.

Two days later, Khalid responded that he could not respond to Azmin's 14-day notice.

Azmin's lawyer Latheefa Koya was later reported as stating that her client would not wait for the 14-day period to expire before proceeding with legal action, to which Khalid replied "go ahead".


   

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