Inspector-General of Police Khalid Abu Bakar tells Selangor Menteri Besar Mohamed Azmin Ali to go ahead and take legal action.
The IGP is firm that the police will not comply with Azmin’s 1MDB-related demands as investigations into the state-own firm and those with alleged links to it are still ongoing.
He said he will go to court if he has to, in the event Azmin carries out his threat of taking legal action.
“Go ahead and take legal action. I’ll wait (for it),” Khalid said yesterday.
On Tuesday, Azmin issued a letter demanding the IGP to take immediate action in arresting Jho Low for the alleged wrongdoings he is said to have committed.
“It is the duty of the IGP to take action against Low under the Police Act and Federal Constitution as he is suspected of criminal wrongdoings,” Azmin said in the notice of demand.
He said if Khalid does not take any action by Aug 15, he will sue the police to compel them to take the necessary steps, including seeking Interpol’s help to nab Low.
The letter of demand dated Aug 1 was sent through Azmin’s lawyer Latheefa Koya.
“Azmin is basically saying that Jho Low is a wanted person and there must be steps by the police and IGP to have him arrested.
“We believe that there have been no steps taken for him (Jho Low) to be taken back here (to Malaysia),” Latheefa said.
In November 2015, the home ministry, in a parliamentary reply to Kelana Jaya MP Wong Chen, said the government had failed to locate those needed to facilitate investigations into 1MDB.
Low was one of the individuals needed for investigations, along with 1MDB’s former senior executives Casey Tang Keng Chee and Jasmine Loo Ai Swan, SRC International managing director Nik Faisal Ariff Kamil and Deutsche Bank country manager Yusof Annuar Yaacob.