PUTRAJAYA: Fugitive businessman Low Taek Jho’s Malaysian passport was cancelled on June 15, the Immigration Department revealed.
Its director-general Datuk Seri Mustafar Ali said this was done at the request of Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) chief commissioner Datuk Seri Mohd Shukri Abdull in connection with the 1MDB investigation.
“His passport has been cancelled, so any action can be taken overseas because he no longer has a Malaysian passport.
“If he wants to travel, action will be taken against him by the authorities there,” he told reporters at the Immigration Department’s Hari Raya do here yesterday.
Low, better known as Jho Low, is being sought by authorities here over the 1MDB scandal. He is believed to be hiding in China or Taiwan.
On the case involving Sungai Besar Umno division chief Datuk Seri Jamal Yunos, Mustafar said the latter was believed to have used “rat routes” to escape to Tanjung Balai in Indonesia before his arrest in South Jakarta.
“He has been detained by Indonesian authorities and will be sent back to Malaysia. We will prosecute him for the relevant Immigration offences,” he said. — Bernama