Jho Low's alleged associate Kee died due to stroke, say his lawyers

KUALA LUMPUR: Multibillion ringgit 1MDB scandal suspect Kee Kok Thiam died due to a stroke, say his lawyers Valen, Oh and Partners.

In a statement released on Wednesday (May 31), the firm representing Kee – who had been arrested and released by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission – said that he passed away on Monday (May 29).

“We represent the late Mr Kee Kok Thiam & his family. He died on May 29, 2023, in a hospital of a sudden massive stroke.

“We urge all parties not to entertain any speculation on this unfortunate event and allow the family the space to grief on his passing,” it added.

It is known that Kee's remains were cremated at the Kepong Crematorium at around 8.30am, earlier than the original scheduled time of 10am.

Kee was one of the several individuals who confirmed with the authorities that fugitive financier Low Taek Jho - better known as Jho Low - was in Macau, along with a few others wanted in the 1MDB investigation.

He was said to be one of Low's close associates.

Subscribe now to our Premium Plan for an ad-free and unlimited reading experience!

1MDB , Kee Kok Thiam , Jho Low , Death , Cause of Death , Stroke 


Next In Nation

Haze: Only Sarawak records unhealthy API readings on Oct 4
M'sia has sent letter to Indonesia over transboundary haze issue, says Nik Nazmi
No plans to continue PTPTN loan repayment discount under Budget 2024, says Mohamed Khaled
Over RM77mil in losses to various scams recorded in Perak so far this year, say police
25 fishermen held in Kuala Kedah anti-drug operation
No discussions of reshuffle, post at today's cabinet meeting, says Mohamed Khaled
Prices of petrol, diesel remain unchanged till Oct 11
Tourists can now jet ski to Pulau Besar from the mainland, says Melaka MATTA chief
Man given 13 years jail, whipping for raping stepdaughter
Fast lane along Tun Dr Lim Chong Eu Expressway to be closed

Air Pollutant Index

Highest API Readings

    Select State and Location to view the latest API reading

    Source: Department of Environment, Malaysia

    Others Also Read