Police are still negotiating with authorities of a certain country to bring back controversial businessman Low Taek Jho or Jho Low to Malaysia. - FILE PIC

KUALA LUMPUR: Police are still negotiating with authorities of a certain country to bring back controversial businessman Low Taek Jho or Jho Low to Malaysia.

Inspector-General of Police Datuk Seri Abdul Hamid Bador said police needed to thread carefully on the matter to avoid mistakes and ensure that the authorities there do not feel pressured.

“However, negotiations are in progress with the authorities of the country,” he said during the police and Federal Territories Minister’s Aidilfitri celebration at Pulapol here today.

Abdul Hamid was asked on the latest development in their search for Jho Low, who was identified by investigators from Malaysia and the United States as the main character in the multi-billion ringgit 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) scandal.

“I hope the authorities in the country where Jho Low is hiding understands the need for our police to bring him back to face the law in Malaysia.

“InsyaAllah, we are waiting (to bring Jho Low back). The case has been going on for four years,” he added.

Last May, Abdul Hamid said police obtained positive leads on Jho Low’s whereabouts and gave the assurance of his safe return to face the law in the country. -- Bernama