Jho Low in Macau after evading arrest, says Malaysian police

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PUTRAJAYA - Businessman Low Taek Jho, also known as Jho Low, who is wanted by the Malaysian authorities to assist in investigations into the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) scandal is in Macau, said Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun.

The Inspector-General of Police said the businessman had apparently evaded police arrest.

"The other day we sent our team to Hong Kong, but immediately when we arrived there, he left for Macau.

"That is the latest we know about him," he told newsman here on Thursday.

Immigration Department on Wednesday (July 4) said that Jho Low's passport had been cancelled.

Immigration director-general Datuk Seri Mustafar Ali told The Star that the cancellation was effective from June 15.

"The cancellation was requested by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC)," Mustafar Ali said.

It turns out that June 15 was also the date that Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad had rejected an offer by Jho Low to meet in Dubai and assist in the investigations in return for immunity from prosecution over the 1MDB scandal.

Mohd Shukri said the MACC and enforcement agencies from other countries were still hunting for Low, who has been on the run for three years.

Also read: Jho Low ready to meet Malaysia's anti-graft agency

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