KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia The police have been unable to verify from the Chinese authorities whether Malaysian businessman Low Taek Jho, often called Jho Low, has been arrested in China as claimed by a news portal, said Inspector-General of Police Mohamad Fuzi Harun.
Jho Low is being sought to assist in the investigation into the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) scandal.
We checked with the Chinese police and embassy on the claim but could not get any verification, he said after former Bukit Aman Director of Management Abdul Ghafar Rajab handed over duties to the new director, Asri Yusoff, at Bukit Aman.
The Sarawak Report portal had reported on Wednesday that a radio station in Hong Kong had broadcast a report that Jho Low had been arrested in China.
The Malaysian Immigration authorities revoked the passport of Jho Low on June 15 at the request of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) which is seeking him to assist in the investigation into the 1MDB scandal.
On another matter, Mohamad Fuzi said the police were investigating a police report made by Penang Deputy Chief Minister II P. Ramasamy over alleged defamatory remarks against him.
The case was being probed under Section 500 of the Penal Code and Section 233 of the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Act, he said.
The report is associated with allegations over a photograph of Ramasamy with V. Gopalasamy or Vaiko of Tamil Nadu, India, who is allegedly linked to the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), which went viral recently.
Source: NAM News Network