KOTA KINABALU: It is irresponsible for a certain country to continue to protect fugitive Malaysian businessman Low Taek Jho, says Inspector-General of police Tan Sri Abdul Hamid Bador (pic).
"We have requested the country concerned to extradite the businessman, but it seems that he is enjoying immunity from any action from the authorities in that country," said Abdul Hamid about Low, who is also known as Jho Low.
"We have made different approaches to get him sent back, but they always gave different reasons," he added when speaking to media after giving out certificates of appreciation to 16 personnel at the 14th Battalion of the General Operations Force in Tawau on Monday (Nov 4).
He said that the authorities will do their best to get Low back to Malaysia by the end of the year, adding that all countries must work together.
“We are investigating a crime; he has robbed a country and is now being protected in another country,” said Abdul Hamid.
On claims that Jho Low has a Cyprus passport, he said that matter was being investigated.
“We have received information that he is exploiting a country that needs money for their economy,” he added.
Asked about the claims that some of the individuals detained under the Security Offences (Special Measure) Act (Sosma) 2012 were allegedly abused during detention, Abdul Hamid said that the lawyers of the detainees should lodge police reports.