Muhyiddin: A foreign country yet to cooperate in extraditing Jho Low

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  • Friday, 22 Feb 2019

SEMENYIH: A foreign country is yet to cooperate in the extradition of fugitive businessman Low Taek Jho, who’s been slapped with several charges in absentia over connections with 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB), says Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.

However, he stopped short of naming the country Low is said to be residing at present.

“We have issued a warrant of arrest, we have confiscated his visa and we know where he is.

“But, we cannot extradite him unless that country cooperates with us,” he said.

Muhyiddin added that the government had held talks with the unspecified country, without elaborating further.

The Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia president was speaking during a ceramah for the Semenyih by-elections on Thursday (Feb 21) night.

Pressed further by the media after his speech, Muhyiddin declined further comment.

On Feb 4, Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Fuzi Harun said that the police was not ruling out possibilities of certain parties offering monetary rewards for information that will lead to the capture of Low.

Low, better known as Jho Low, has been placed on Interpol’s Red Notice since October 2016.

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