KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 24 2018 : The Royal Malaysia police welcomed the offer by Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein to help bring back fugitive businessman Low Taek Jho, better known as Jho Low, who is reported to be in China, to bring closure to the 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) issue.
Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun said the assistance offered by the former Defence Minister was based on his connection with foreign leaders when he was in the government.
“I am not sure of the motive (by Hishammuddin) , but (effort to track down Jho Low) is based on the contacts that he has…if it can help us (police), we welcome it,” he told reporters at the Bukit Aman monthly assembly here today.
He said efforts were continuously made by the police to track down Jho Low and his father, Tan Sri Low Hock Peng , including seeking the assistance of Interpol.
“We are still waiting for information to bring back Jho Low,” he added.
Last Monday, Hishammuddin was reported to have said that he would use his personal connections with Chinese leaders to help to track down and bring back Jho Low from China.
In another development, Mohamad Fuzi said the police were still investigating on the seizure of jewellery which were said to be linked to the IMDB case.
“The police are gathering information from all quarters. Quarters who claimed to have rights over the jewellery should provide proof,’ he added.
Meanwhile, 49 policemen were awarded the “Pingat Jasa Pahlawan “ for their sacrifices and deeds to the country. – Bernama