KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia will only seek to bring back the US$35mil (RM146mil) business jet linked to fugitive businessman Low Taek Jho if it is worthwhile, says Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
Approached by the media after attending the 2018 Conferment of Fellowship of the Academy of Sciences Malaysia here, the Prime Minister was asked to comment on the US federal court's decision to allow the jet, which was impounded by Singapore authorities last year, to be auctioned off.
When asked whether Malaysia would seek to bring back the Bombardier Global 5000 aircraft, he replied; "If it is worthwhile we will bring it back".
He was also asked if former PetroSaudi executive Xavier Justo would be called as a witness in trials involving 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) because of his knowledge about the issue.
Dr Mahathir said this would depend if he has relevant evidence.
Asked whether Justo would be a key witness, he replied: "That depends on the prosecutor".