US confirms Equanimity bought by Jho Low using Malaysia's money: PM

NST Online

KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said that the United States (US) Department of Justice has confirmed that the luxury yacht Equanimity belongs to Low Taek Jho, or Jho Low, who bought the ship using money stolen from Malaysia. “The US (confirmed) that the ship was bought using stolen money from Malaysia (and) they found that it belongs to Jho Low. “When you steal money, you have to put it somewhere. They buy property, they buy all kinds of things,” the prime minister said after touring the ship today. Dr Mahathir said the government plans to sell off the yacht as soon as possible. He said it costs the government RM2 million just to maintain vessel, which is docked at the Boustead Cruise Centre at Pulau Indah, Port Klang. Dr Mahathir said he had never seen the kind of luxury found on the Equanimity. “Everything you can think of is there and things which you cannot think of are also there,” he said. MORE TO COME

The prime minister said he had never seen the kind of luxury which could be found on the Equanimity. (NSTP/MOHAMAD SHAHRIL BADRI SAALI)

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