Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin says authorities have received new information on the whereabouts of Jho Low.
“A few days ago, we obtained the latest information and we know where he is,” said the Home Minister.
“However, we need the cooperation from certain countries as we know he is moving around from one place to another to avoid being detected,” he said.
He also reaffirmed the government’s commitment to locate Low, saying this was one of their “main agenda”.
He said this when winding-up the debate on the 11th Malaysia Plan Mid-Term Review for his ministry at the Dewan Rakyat today.
Muhyiddin noted, however, that Jho Low has a track record of staying one step ahead of Malaysian authorities.
“But, we are not going to stop until we get him,” he said.
Brushing off an accusation from C Sivarraajh (BN-Cameron Highland) that Putrajaya was deliberately putting off Low’s capture until the next general election, Muhyiddin said he was hopeful that Low would be bought back to face justice at an appropriate time.
RSN Rayer (Harapan-Bukit Jelutong) also raised concerns over the ability of the police to track Low down after former defence minister Hishammuddin Hussein (BN-Sembrong) volunteered to do so in his personal capacity last week.
Muhyiddin said that anyone could make such an offer, and added that the Putrajaya has not been approached by Hishammuddin.
“If the honourable (lawmakers) from the other side know (where Low is), they can arrest him, we have no problem,” he said.
The home minister also pointed out that BN lawmakers would have a better idea of Low’s whereabouts than their Harapan counterparts.
“There are more (lawmakers) from the other side who know Low, and a number of them were close (to him), but they claimed they didn’t know him until pictures of them together (were made public),” he said, without naming any BN MPs in particular.