Wisma Putra ready to work with police once Jho Low's whereabouts known, says Hisham

Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein. -filepic

KUALA LUMPUR: Wisma Putra is always ready to cooperate with the police once fugitive businessman Low Taek Jho, better known as Jho Low, is located, says Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein.

"We don't know whether he (Low) is in China, and once the police inform Wisma Putra of his location, there is no reason why Wisma Putra won't assist in bringing him back to face the law," he said.

Hishammuddin was responding to RSN Rayer (PH-Jelutong), who interjected during his winding up speech on Budget 2021 in Parliament on Thursday (Nov 26).

Previously, Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Abdul Hamid Bador had invited Low to return to Malaysia to defend himself against allegations that he had borrowed funds from 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB).

Hamid said he could arrange a meeting for Low with the Attorney General and also assured him a safe passage back to Malaysia.

Low made headlines again after an Al Jazeera two-part special investigation titled "Jho Low: Hunt For A Fugitive" had reported that the fugitive reached out to the former Pakatan Harapan government to avoid charges over the 1MDB scandal.

According to the Qatar-based news organisation, Low had allegedly spoken to government representatives in a series of recorded phone calls from May to November 2018.

However, it is unsure who Low spoke to from the Malaysian side.

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