Selangor Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Azmin Ali today sought a court order to compel the Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar to take the necessary actions to locate and extradite Jho Low to Malaysia to face various criminal charges.
On Aug 1, Azmin had issued a notice of demand for Khalid to take relevant actions against Low for alleged wrongdoings involving 1MDB.
Speaking to reporters after his lawyer filed the judicial review application at the Kuala Lumpur High Court, Azmin said, “There is no personal intent against the IGP but, as a Malaysian citizen, I wish to remind the IGP that he has the responsibility to perform his duty to ensure that all crimes in the country, and those abroad that involve Malaysians, must face justice.”
He added that had Khalid been given enough time to take action.
“Unfortunately, the IGP has responded that he will face me in court so I have no choice but to submit an application for the court to issue a mandamus order to the IGP,” said Azmin.
“His explanation that he had to turn down my demand as the 1MDB investigations are ongoing is unacceptable.
“The authorities in several other countries have already prosecuted those involved in the 1MDB scandal,” Azmin added.
Earlier report: Aug 4, Khalid Won’t Comply with Azmin’s 1MDB Demand