Dr Mahathir: Jho Low is 'hiding somewhere'

PETALING JAYA: Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad says fugitive financier Low Taek Jho, also known as Jho Low, is "hiding somewhere" and cannot be reached. 

Asked if Low was hidden by the China Government, the Prime Minister simply said: “I don’t accuse anybody”, causing reporters to burst into laughter.

Dr Mahathir said this after a chairing a meeting by Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia on Friday (Sept 14).

The 93-year-old was also asked if there was any buyer for Low’s luxury superyacht Equanimity.

To that, he said: “You know any buyer? You tell me lah, I give you commission.”

Last month, the Admiralty Court granted an application by the Malaysian government, 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) and two of its subsidiaries to sell Equanimity.

The superyacht arrived in Malaysia on Aug 7 after being handed over by Indonesian authorities.

The Equanimity was seized off the coast of Bali by Indonesia in February at the request of US authorities as part of a multi-billion dollar corruption probe launched by the US Department of Justice (DoJ) over 1MDB.

Mahathir Mohamad , JHo Low , missing