PETALING JAYA: Bukit Aman hopes to bring back fugitive financier Low Taek Jho, better known as Jho Low, who is wanted in connection with investigations into the 1Malaysia Development Bhd scandal, by the end of the year.
Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Abdul Hamid Bador said the police know where Jho Low is and are confident of bringing him back.“It is not fair to me to put a timeline on when to bring him back.
“However, we will try to expedite (the process) and hopefully we will get a decision by the end of the year, ” he said during a forum in Shah Alam yesterday.
He added that negotiations were underway to bring him back to Malaysia.
“I made it clear to the party protecting Jho Low that there are no political elements in the effort to bring him back.
“It is purely based on criminal cases. In fact, it is the biggest commercial crime case in the world based on US standards.
“I am increasing the tempo to pressure the party to allow us to bring him back, ” he said.
Abdul Hamid also said Malaysia had an extradition agreement with the country in question.
“I was told that he is free to move around and conduct business without restrictions there.
“The same can be said for four or five other people who are in cahoots with him, ” he added.
He said Jho Low is “very cunning and has had an evil agenda from the beginning”.
“He used money to buy influence and purchase numerous things. I believe he is being protected by a certain party to continue to hide in a certain country, ” he added.