PETALING JAYA: Fugitive businessman Low Taek Jho has hit out at Malaysian authorities for seizing his family home in Tanjung Bungah Park.
He said the property was purchased more than twenty years ago, long before 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) existed.
Low, who is also known as Jho Low, said he was still a teenager when his family bought the three-storey bungalow, and the property was unconnected to allegations related to 1MDB.
He condemned the "trial by media", and was convinced that he would not get a fair trial.
The Attorney General's Chambers had on March 17, issued a notice of seizure for the property under subsection 4(1) of the Anti-Money Laundering and Anti-Terrorism Financing Act 2001.
"The property has never been of interest to any Malaysian government in the last two decades.
"This purported seizure of a property unconnected to any of the allegations is a blatant demonstration of Dr Mahathir's politicisation of the issues, and is yet another example of the regime's practice of usurping the rule of law, further demonstrating that Mr Low cannot get a fair trial," the statement read.
The owner of the bungalow is said to be Low's 66-year-old mother, Goh Gaik Ewe.