CONTROVERSIAL billionaire Low Taek Jho has no identity documents under the name Eric Tan Kim Loong issued by Malaysian authorities, the home minister said in a written reply in Parliament.
Low, also known as Jho Low, has never applied to the National Registration Department (NRD) to have his name changed, the reply to a question by Kamaruddin Jaffar (PKR-Tumpat) said.
Kamaruddin asked if the financier at the heart of the 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) scandals had been issued documents under that name.
“NRD’s records show that an individual named Low Taek Who was issued a Malaysian birth certificate and MyKad as he was born here.
“Checks showed that there was no application to change his name to Tan Kim Loong or Eric Tan Kim Loong,” the reply, dated November 2, said.
The home minister added that Low had been issued a Malaysian international passport.
Allegations of Low having an alias emerged in January when a Singapore court heard a case in May last year involving Falcon Private Bank branch manager Jens Fred Sturzenegger, who told the court that Low had used “Eric Tan” as the name to open bank accounts in the city state.
The same name is speculated to be the owner of companies that had alleged received 1MDB funds.