Lawmakers from both sides of the divide today called for Jho Low to be detained and brought to justice.
This follows the conviction of former prime minister Najib Abdul Razak on seven charges of abuse of power, criminal breach of trust, and money laundering in the SRC International case.
PKR’s Hang Tuah Jaya MP Datuk Seri Shamsul Iskandar Mohd Akin referenced Muhyiddin’s pledge to “always uphold the rule of law” in response to yesterday’s landmark conviction of Najib, to push for action against Low.
“Since the prime minister is here today, I want to bring his attention to this matter.
“We need to have political will to prosecute these people and not have a laidback attitude after a settlement was made between the government and Goldman Sachs, and not go after those who are supposed to be arrested,” Shamsul said in the Dewan Rakyat this afternoon while debating the royal address.
“The former prime minister has (to face justice), but Jho Low hasn’t. He is the number one mastermind, who has betrayed this country,” he said.
The Opposition MP found an unlikely supporter in Umno’s Pontian MP Datuk Seri Ahmad Maslan.
“It’s not just Jho Low. Others had also fled (the country), of various races…even Malays such as Nik Faisal Ariff Kamil for example and several others.
“All of them should be brought back to Malaysia, arrested, and make sure they speak the truth,” he said.
Fahmi Fadzil (Harapan-Lembah Pantai) then added that the government should work together with China to extradite Low, who is now said to be hiding in Macau.