Police here have sent an official request to their counterparts in Macau for a team to be sent in to arrest controversial businessman Low Taek Jho, also known as Jho Low.
They have already sent a written request to Macau for help and are waiting for a response from them, according to Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun.
“We (police) have already sent requests to seven countries including China, as well as a red notice via Interpol, to obtain information and their cooperation for Low’s arrest.
“From all the requests, only the Hong Kong authorities have so far given their cooperation by providing details when Low was in Hong Kong last week,” he said.
“We were initially alerted that he was in Hong Kong and we sent a team there to bring him home.
“When we arrived there, however, we learnt that he had left by ferry to Macau,” he told reporters today.
“As such, any further action we take to arrest him in Macau will be subject to permission and further information.
“Interpol representatives in the country can also arrest Low and hand him over to the Malaysian police if they have any solid information on Low’s current whereabouts,” said Fuzi.
The seven countries police have so far informed through the Interpol red notice about Low being sought over the 1MDB scandal are UAE, Hong Kong, Macau, India, Myanmar, China and Indonesia.
Police have also requested Taiwan for further assistance.
Interpol is the world’s largest international police organisation, with the role to enable police around the world to work together to make the world a safer place.
Taiwan is not with Interpol despite the fact that the island is a net contributor to international law enforcement.
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