No! Najib’s Curt Response to Meeting Jho Low in China

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Earlier today, the Wall Street Journal published a report quoting an anonymous former Malaysian official saying that Najib had met Low in May last year.

Reportedly, Najib met Low at the sidelines of the Belt and Road forum in Beijing in May 2017.

The official, whom WSJ claimed was attached with the Prime Minister’s Office, also claimed that Najib would travel to China on a regular basis to meet Low.

When the question of whether he had been flying to China to meet Low was posed to him at the Parliament building this afternoon, the former premier responded with a single word: “No!”

“In May 2017, Low met Najib on the sidelines of a Belt and Road forum in Beijing to discuss infrastructure projects involving China, according to the former Malaysian official who worked in the Prime Minister’s Office.

“The official said Najib would regularly travel to China at the time to meet Low, who held no official government position,” Wall Street Journal reported.

Low is known to be Najib’s confidant and business adviser.

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An arrest warrant has been issued for Low by Malaysian authorities conducting a probe into troubled state investment fund 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB).

The US Department of Justice has accused Low of masterminding the 1MDB scandal.

Although he never held an official position in 1MDB, Low is said to be among the beneficiaries of the funds used to purchase luxury properties and assets, including a superyacht, paintings and jewellery.