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Singapore says Hong Kong declined 2016 request to arrest Jho Low


  • Nation
  • Wednesday, 11 Jul 2018

File photo of protesters with placards reading 'Save Malaysia, Arrest the Thief' during a protest in KL on April 14. - AP

File photo of protesters with placards reading 'Save Malaysia, Arrest the Thief' during a protest in KL on April 14. - AP

Singapore said its request to Hong Kong authorities in 2016 to arrest Jho Low for alleged money laundering and dealing with stolen property wasn’t acted on, refuting media reports that said it didn’t ask for the Malaysian financier to be apprehended.

The request for assistance to provisionally arrest Low (real name Low Taek Jho) -- a central figure in a global multi-billion dollar probe related to Malaysian state investment fund 1MDB -- was sent to the Hong Kong Department of Justice in April 2016, a representative for Singapore’s police said Wednesday (July 11) in response to Bloomberg News queries.

   

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