PASIR MAS (Bernama): Police have obtained new leads on the whereabouts of Low Taek Jho, better known as Jho Low, says Inspector-General of Police Datuk Seri Abdul Hamid Bador.
Abdul Hamid said on Wednesday (May 22) that the police would do their best to bring the fugitive businessman, who is linked to scandal-plagued 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB), back home in the nearest future.
The newly minted IGP, however, declined to reveal details of these new leads obtained by his men.
“I am serious (about the new leads), but have patience.
"Where he plans to hide won't be safe for him. We will bring him home because everyone is waiting,” he told reporters after a brief visit to the Kelantan side of the Malaysian-Thailand border.
Asked whether Jho Low was hiding in China, he merely replied: “I did not say that.”
Abdul Hamid said Jho Low's actions had caused the country to incur a lot of bad debts, adding that the businessman should be responsible for the mess.
Not mincing his words, the nation's top cop said Jho Low's move to hide behind his lawyers in Macau and Hong Kong when making statements was nothing short of a cowardly act.
“The country has high debts because of his robbery.
"When he is brought to court, Insya-Allah (God willing), all (his) scams and lies will be revealed,” he said. – Bernama