IGP: No solid evidence linking Jho Low with 1MDB

March 7, 2018 @ 9:22PM

KUALA LUMPUR: There is no solid evidence linking Low Taek Jho, better known as Jho Low, to any decision or business deals made by 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB).

Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun said police investigations so far had revealed Low had never worked in 1MDB and that every decision had been made by its management or board.

“Police carried out investigations against 1MDB, based on the Public Accounts Committee report tabled in Parliament on April 7, 2016. However, if we receive any new evidence against Low, we will take the appropriate action against him according to the relevant laws,” he said in a statement.

Fuzi said the United States Department of Justice (DoJ) actions in seizing the yacht Equanimity, which it claimed belonged to Low, in Indonesia was a civil action based on a court case in America.

The case, he said, was against Low and not 1MDB.

“Malaysian police have not received any information either from Indonesian authorities or the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) regarding the seizure of Equanimity on Feb 28. Nor have we been contacted by any party to help any investigation into the yacht.”

Inspector-Generalof Police Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun says Jho Low had never worked in 1MDB. Bernama File Pix