Jho Low managed to evade arrest because of sabotage within government: Malaysian PM Mahathir

Dr Mahathir Mohamad believed that sabotage within the government was the reason why Jho Low has managed to evade arrest. PHOTOS: ST FILE, REUTERS

BALI (BERNAMA) - Sabotage within the government is among the reasons why it is difficult for Malaysia to pin down and arrest fugitive businessman Low Taek Jho, better known as Jho Low, said Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad.

He said he believed that was the reason why Low managed to evade arrest.

"I think he is hiding somewhere," he said when asked if there was sabotage within the government by way of information leakage.

"(Tun) Daim (Zainuddin) says somebody is informing him (Jho Low). One time he was in Hong Kong. When we reached Hong Kong, he had flown away already," Tun Dr Mahathir told Bernama and RTM at the conclusion of the inaugural Asean Leaders Gathering in Bali on Thursday (Oct 11).

Mr Daim is the chairman of the five-member Council of Eminent Persons. The Asean meeting was held on the sidelines of the annual meetings of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank.

Malaysia is seeking Low to assist in the 1Malaysia Development Berhad investigation.

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