Fugitive businessperson, Low Taek Jho has left Macau for an unknown destination, inspector-general of police Mohamad Fuzi Harun confirmed today in a press conference at Bukit Aman.
According to Fuzi, police received an email from their Macau counterparts two days ago, which stated that the businessperson in connection with the 1MDB scandal had left the autonomous territory.
However, he added, Macau police did not disclose the date of Low leaving the country.
Yesterday, Macau police disputed the veracity of recent media statements made by Malaysian police following the latter’s request for help in arresting Low.
In a statement issued to local journalists received by Malaysiakini, the Macau Police Department said it regretted how Malaysian police had spread “news about Macau that is not in line with facts,” but did not elaborate further.
“…The person responsible for the relevant country’s national police force’s recent statements to the media regarding news about Macau is not in line with facts. The police force regrets this deeply.
“Following the provisions of the law, the police force does not openly reveal an individual’s entry and exit information,” the statement read.
The US Department of Justice (DOJ) claimed in its civil forfeiture suits that Low was involved in multiple instances where 1MDB funds were allegedly misappropriated.
He is accused of having used 1MDB funds to purchase the Equanimity superyacht, jewellery for Australian model Miranda Kerr, as well as a US$27.3 million pink diamond necklace for the wife of who the DOJ termed “Malaysian Official 1 (MO1).”
MO1 has been identified as former prime minister Najib Abdul Razak.