The Government is now setting its sight on a private jet belonging to Jho Low, currently reported to be in Singapore.
When asked about reports that Putrajaya is planning to bring back the jet, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said: “Yes, I think so. We have to bring it back.”
According to media reports, the private jet was impounded by Singaporean authorities in 2017 and grounded at the Seletar Airport.
It was also reported that the RM143 million Bombardier Global 5000 aircraft was part of some US$1 billion in assets allegedly acquired with funds embezzled from 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB).
Asked about discussions to bring the private jet back to the country, Dr Mahathir said: “I don’t know, somebody else is doing it.”
Dr Mahathir stressed that the Government was trying to get back all the money that had been stolen from the country.
“We know who has it but of course, we do not know where they are. And the need for us to access the money depends on our proving that it is our money,” he said.
The RM1 billion superyacht Equanimity arrived in Malaysia on Aug 7 after being handed over by Indonesian authorities and is currently docked at Port Klang.