THE St Kitts and Nevis government has revoked fugitive businessman Low Taek Jho’s passport, a news portal there reports.
Prime Minister Timothy Harris rescinded Low’s passport in June, said the St Kitts & Nevis Observer.
“Prime Minister Timothy Harris’ administration took the decision, out of an abundance of caution, to deactivate Jho Low’s St Kitts and Nevis passport through Interpol in June,” it said.
The move came after Malaysian Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad said Penang-born Low, better known as Jho Low, was a wanted man for alleged money-laundering involving funds siphoned off state investor 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB).
Low was charged by Malaysian in absentia for money-laundering and was also recently indicted by the United States Department of Justice for conspiring to launder money and for bribing Malaysian and Abu Dhabi officials.
He has denied all allegations of wrongdoing.
The St Kitts & Nevis Observer said Low became an “economic citizen” of the Caribbean nation in 2011 but had never set foot in the country.
“Jho Low …has never at any time entered the country. Immigration records indicate that Jho Low has never entered any port in St Kitts and Nevis.”
THE MALAYSIAN INSIGHT