Has Jho Low been caught? Mahathir welcomes reports, says unaware of news


KUALA LUMPUR - Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has welcomed news of the alleged arrest of fugitive businessman Low Taek Jho, also known as Jho Low, in China.

However, the Prime Minister said that he is unaware of the recent news.

"I hope he has been arrested," he said outside Parliament on Thursday.

Asked if Malaysia and China had any extradition treaty, Dr Mahathir said, "No, but they can always give him back to us".

On Wednesday (July 18), the Sarawak Report blog ran a story saying that a Hong Kong radio station, which it did not name, had reported Low had been captured in China, pending Dr Mahathir's visit there next month.

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