Jho Low offers to assist in MACC probe

KUALA LUMPUR: Low Taek Jho who is better known as Jho Low will assist the Malaysian Anti Corruption Commission (MACC) in its investigations connected with SRC International Sdn Bhd, according to the businessman’s spokesperson.

The spokesperson said in a statement that Low’s representative would be contacting MACC to see how he could be of assistance.

In a brief statement, the spokesperson said: “Mr Low has seen press reports that the Malaysian Anti- Corruption Commission (MACC) is requesting his assistance”, reported Bernama.

“This is the first time Mr Low has been made aware of such a request. He has not received or been served any notice.

“Mr Low’s representatives will be contacting the MACC to see how he can be of assistance,” the statement added.

Jho Low’s last known address is in Tanjung Bungah, Penang.

MACC investigations director Datuk Azam Baki in a statement yesterday said that SRC International managing director Nik Faisal Ariff Kamil, SRC International Sdn Bhd director Datuk Suboh Md Yassin and Low had been asked to contact the commission immediately to assist in the investigations connected with SRC International.

They have been asked to contact Assistant Commissioner Rosli Husain at 010-318 7757 or 03-8890 0752, or Assistant Commissioner Norkhafizin Isa at 019-600 0345 or 03-8890 0754.

He said they were required to present themselves at the MACC Special Operations Division at Level 7, Menara Prisma, Precinct 3, Putrajaya.

He also urged those with information on their whereabouts to contact the investigating officers or the nearest MACC office.

MACC’s probe into SRC International, a company linked to 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) is over a RM4 billion bond sourced from Kumpulan Wang Amanah Pencen.

In a related development, the news agency Reuters reported that Switzerland’s Office of the Attorney-General has opened criminal proceedings against 1MDB.

“The Office of the Attorney-General confirms that on Aug 14, it opened a criminal procedure against two entities of 1MDB, as well as against an unknown person,” an OAG spokesman said.

The case involved “suspected corruption of public foreign officials, dishonest management of public interests and money laundering,” he said.

The criminal proceedings follow two communications from the Money Laundering Reporting Office Switzerland, the spokesman said.

In a related development, former Batu Kawan Umno division vice- chairman Datuk Seri Khairuddin Abu Hassan wrote on his Facebook page that he had lodged a report against Petrosaudi International and 1MDB for money laundering at the Charing Cross police station in London on Friday.

He claimed that the Metropolitan police had contacted his lawyer Matthias Chang and vowed to cooperate in the probe.

Source – The Star (23 August 2015)

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