KUALA LUMPUR: A lawmaker sought assurance from Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin to get fugitive businessman Low Taek Jho, better known as Jho Low, to be brought back to the country to face charges over his role in the 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) scandal.
Datuk Seri Shamsul Iskandar Md Akin (PH-Hang Tuah Jaya) made the request during debates on the motion of thanks on the Royal Address.
“I hope the Prime Minister will take note that the former prime minister has been convicted.
“However, the main player Jho Low, who betrayed and robbed the nation and people, has yet to be nabbed. I want a commitment on this. We need to have the political will to bring him (Jho Low) back,” he said when debating the motion of thanks.
Shamsul also expressed his concern that efforts to apprehend Jho Low would take a back seat following an agreement by Goldman Sachs to repay US$3.9bil (RM16.63bil) as part of its settlement to resolve the outstanding charges and claims related to 1MDB.
Datuk Seri Ahmad Maslan (BN-Pontian) stood up to interject, reminding Shamsul that Jho Low was not the only fugitive being sought after by authorities.
Shamsul also commended Muhyiddin for his statement on upholding the rule of law following Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s conviction by the High Court on Tuesday for misappropriation of funds and power abuse related to the RM42mil SRC International’s funds.
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