Hishammuddin offers to tap China ties to bring Jho Low back

23-Oct-2018 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:00 AM Print This Post

Former defence minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein expressed his readiness today to leverage his relationships in China to secure the extradition of fugitive financier Low Taek Jho.

The former Umno vice president said he is planning a visit to China in his own personal capacity soon and was ready to approach his contacts there to broach the topic of sending Low, also known as Jho Low, back to Malaysia.

“[China is] a very independent nation, but I have enough contacts, friends from the past leadership. We want justice and closure.

“If it is true he [Jho Low] is in China, then I will use the networking I have to ensure he comes back and face justice,” he told reporters at the Parliament lobby, today.

Low was charged in absentia with money laundering here and remains wanted for investigations into the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) scandal.

He is variously believed to be in China and Taiwan, but his precise location remains unknown.

Hishammuddin said the 1MDB case would not be solved unless Low is brought back to face the law.

But he also said he wasn’t confident he could get Low to come back, when asked.

“I am never confident… I am not sure if it can be done as he might not even be in China. But there are rumours that I have been asked by Putrajaya to help with China, but this is not true. This is my own personal position.

“If he is in China, I will, within my capability, do what I can. If I can help find him until ‘the end of the world’ I would,” the Sembrong MP said.

Hishammuddin said he has not yet met with the current ruling government to discuss the matter.

He said he would have to travel to China to accomplish his goal as he is no longer in government and does not have the access to agencies that can locate Low.



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