PETALING JAYA - Controversial businessman Low Taek Jho, better known as Jho Low, stayed in an upscale Hong Kong apartment for months because Malaysia did not make a formal request to authorities there to arrest him, repor-ted South China Morning Post (SCMP).
The Hong Kong newspaper reported that Low and his entourage were "hiding in plain sight" by occupying multiple rooms at the Pacific Place Apartments there.
A source told SCMP that Low rented several units on the 32nd, 34th and 36th floors of the upscale apartment in Admiralty on Hong Kong Island.
According to several rental websites, a one-bedroom, 1,220 sq ft flat in the building costs an average of HK$84,000 (S$14,517) a month, while a three-bedroom flat of more than 2,650 sq ft goes for HK$230,000 (S$39,751) a month.
Since Saturday, Low was said to have entered Macau.
"Low was in Hong Kong for a couple of months.