Wisma Putra will act only as facilitator in Police search for Jho Low

Rizanizam Abdul Hamid, Suhaila Shahrul Annuar

PUTRAJAYA: The Foreign Ministry would only act as a facilitator for the Police which are leading the search for Malaysian businessmen Low Taek Jho. Foreign Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah said police have international protocols which they need to adhere to and they were also more proficient in performing the task in the search for the businessman who is also known as Jho Low. "I know, that they (Police) will utilise whatever international protocols available to them, especially that which relates to foreign authorities and security issues, as this case does,” Saifuddin said at Wisma Putra here today. Yesterday, reports citing South China Morning Post said that Jho Low, 37, was believed to have fled to China from Macau. However in an update by the news outlet, a Chinese official had denied that Low was in mainland China. Asked whether Malaysia has a Mutual Legal Assistance treaty with foreign countries to assist in the businessman’s arrest, Saifuddin said the ministry would act accordingly with the advice from the Police. "This is because it involves legal issues," he said declining to elaborate.

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