Malaysian police chief says formal request sent to Macau for arrest of Jho Low


Malaysian police sent a team to take Jho Low back from Hong Kong, but found upon arrival that he had fled to Macau.
Malaysian police sent a team to take Jho Low back from Hong Kong, but found upon arrival that he had fled to Macau.PHOTO: THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK

KUALA LUMPUR (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Malaysian police have sent an official request to their counterparts in Macau for a team to be sent in to arrest fugitive businessman Low Taek Jho, better known as Jho Low.

Inspector-General of Police Mohamad Fuzi Harun said on Tuesday (July 10) they sent the written request through the Interpol liaison office in Bukit Aman and were waiting for a response.

"We were initially alerted that he was in Hong Kong and we sent a team there to bring him home. When we arrived there, however, we learnt that he had left by ferry to Macau," he told reporters.

He said they had previously requested seven countries, including China, to be put on alert regarding Low.

The businessman is wanted in Malaysia for questioning regarding the huge scandal involving state fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad.

Macau does not have extradition treaties with other countries.