1MDB scandal: Fugitive Jho Low tells ST he was just an intermediary

Breaking his silence, he says he is a scapegoat; others should share responsibility for 1MDB scandal

Fugitive Malaysian financier Low Taek Jho, also known as Jho Low, seen here in a file photo. He says he was offered asylum by a country in August last year, but would not disclose which one. PHOTO: THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK
Fugitive Malaysian financier Low Taek Jho, also known as Jho Low, seen here in a file photo. He says he was offered asylum by a country in August last year, but would not disclose which one. PHOTO: THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK

Fugitive Malaysian financier Low Taek Jho, who is at the heart of the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) scandal, has claimed that he has been made a target to shift the blame away from a clutch of other parties who played far bigger roles in the financial swindle.

Breaking a long silence over his role in the global financial debacle, Low argued that the "inordinate amount of media scrutiny on me compared to that placed on the global financial and other institutions and advisers that actually organised and facilitated the fundraisings at issue is astounding".

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 06, 2020, with the headline 'On the run, fugitive Jho Low tells ST he was 'just an intermediary''. Print Edition | Subscribe