KUALA LUMPUR: Singapore has requested for Interpol’s help to locate businessman Low Taek Jho, also known as Jho Low, in an investigation linked to the 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) issue.
According to the Singapore’s Attorney General’s Chambers (AGC), Commercial Affairs Department (CAD) and the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), Interpol had published red notices in October 2016 for Low at Singapore’s request.
The red notice was also issued for Low’s close business associate Tan Kim Loong following investigations into the 1MDB fund flows, in March 2015.
“All members of Interpol, including Malaysia, would have been aware of the red notices when they were published,” the departments said in a joint statement on Friday.
A red notice is a request to locate and arrest an individual pending extradition and it will only be issued if there was a valid national arrest warrant.
The statement also said that former Attorney General Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail, who is now part of the 1MDB investigation task force, has headed to Singapore to meet officers from the AGC, CAD and MAS.
“It was a productive meeting with a fruitful exchange of information. The meeting was held at the invitation of Singaporean authorities.”