Businessman Jho Low says he has contacted Malaysia's anti-graft body

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KUALA LUMPUR - Talk that help is needed to contact Low Taek Jho, or Jho Low, to assist the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission in the SRC International Sdn Bhd probe is baseless, said the businessman's spokesman.

In a one paragraph statement to Bernama, the spokesman said: "In August 2015, the MACC sought Low's help. Low's representatives immediately contacted the MACC and continue to be in contact."

The statement was in response to the Home Ministry which said the police have not been able to detect Jho Low.

In a written reply in to a question from Wong Chen (PKR-Kelana Jaya) in the Dewan Rakyat, the ministry said no investigation was conducted by the police on the millionaire and there was also no request from any party to seek Interpol's assistance to locate him.

Apart from that, the Home Ministry said Interpol Malaysia was also not able to trace four other individuals, namely former 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) executive directors Casey Tang Keng Chee and Jasmine Loo Ai Swan, SRC International managing director Nik Faisal Ariff Kamil and Goldman Sachs Malaysia managing director Datuk Yusof Annuar Yaacob.

Nik Faisal and Low are sought by the MACC to assist in investigations related to SRC International, while Tang and Loo are sought by Bank Negara Malaysia to facilitate investigations under the Exchange Control Act 1953 to assist in investigations related to 1MDB.