Ex-Umno leader seeks Interpol's help to track down 1MDB-linked businessman Jho Low

Former Umno politican Khairuddin Abu Hassan (left) said that he has talked extensively with Interpol agents to place Jho Low its "red alert" watch.
Former Umno politican Khairuddin Abu Hassan (left) said that he has talked extensively with Interpol agents to place Jho Low its "red alert" watch. PHOTO: THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK

PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Former Umno politician Khairuddin Abu Hassan has met Interpol officials in France to make a formal request for them to track down Mr Low Taek Jho, better known as Jho Low, in relation to the controversial 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) case.

In a statement on his Facebook page, the former Batu Kawan Umno division chief said that he has talked extensively with Interpol agents to place Mr Low and former SRC International managing director Nik Faisal Ariff Kamil under its "red alert" watch.

 

SRC International is a little-noticed state-owned entity that has come under the spotlight recently when ex-premier Najib Razak was called for questioning over fund transfers from SRC International into several financial intermediaries, as part of the new government's investigation into the 1MDB case.

Mr Khairuddin said that the duo should be tracked down so that they can be arrested and returned to Malaysia.

"We know where they are," he said.

"Jho Low must be held responsible for his treachery in the embezzlement of billions of government funds and the people's money in the 1MDB scandal," said Mr Khairuddin.

He said both Mr Low and Mr Nik Faisal are "key" in closing the 1MDB case.

 
 
 

"If we manage to bring home Jho Low and Nik Faisal Ariff Kamil, I am very confident that every detail of the 1MDB scandal will be known in detail," he said.

However, he stressed that the two will be brought back to Malaysia to face the court in a professional, transparent and fair manner.

He described the 1MDB case as the "largest financial scandal in the world" and vowed to do what he can to help the Government to close the 1MDB case.

Mr Khairuddin has been renewing his complaints with several foreign authorities over the 1MDB scandal over the past few months.

He has made reports over 1MDB in Australia, Switzerland and the United States.

Mr Khairuddin and his lawyer Matthias Chang were detained under the Security Offences (Special Measures) Act 2012 (Sosma) over his reports on 1MDB with foreign authorities in 2015.

He was acquitted of the charge last year.