PETALING JAYA - Singapore had requested Interpol's help to locate businessman Low Taek Jho, also known as Jho Low, in an investigation linked to scandal-hit 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) back in 2016.
A joint statement by Singapore's Attorney General’s Chambers (AGC), Commercial Affairs Department (CAD) and the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), said that at Singapore's request, Interpol published red notices in October 2016 for Low and his close business associate Tan Kim Loong following investigations on 1MDB fund flows, in March 2015.
“All members of Interpol, including Malaysia, would have been aware of the red notices when they were published,” read the statement, issued on Friday.
According to Interpol, a red notice is a request to locate and arrest an individual pending extradition. It is issued if there is a valid national arrest warrant.