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Cops will call in Daim to record statement on Jho Low if needed

Free Malaysia Today logo Free Malaysia Today 7/9/2018 Nurul Azwa Aris

Daim Zainuddin wearing glasses © Provided by FMT MEDIA SDN BHD KUALA LUMPUR: Deputy Inspector-General of Police Noor Rashid Ibrahim said police would call on former finance minister Daim Zainuddin to give a statement, if necessary, as part of the investigation on controversial millionaire Low Taek Jho, better known as Jho Low.

“If needed, we will call him to take his statement. But so far, it is not part of our probe,” he told reporters today after attending the Regional Maritime Security Operations Seminar today at Impiana Hotel.

He was asked to comment if Daim would be called in to give his statement after revealing that the Malaysian fugitive businessman Jho Low had attempted to contact him several times to help resolve issues relating to the 1MDB scandal.

The Council of Eminent Persons (CEP) chairman said Jho Low had telephoned him even before he went to China in July.

“He wanted to talk to me but I turned him down. He called but I told him to speak to my representative,” he said.

Rashid said they are looking for evidence in the 1MDB scandal, adding that the evidence was somewhere else.

“Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) and police have done their investigation.

“What is important, I was told, is that the Interpol red alert has been issued against Jho Low and we are waiting for results.”

Low’s whereabouts remain a mystery although there were reports that said he was probably in Macau.

He is among the central figures in the probe by US authorities into the scandal-plagued 1MDB sovereign fund.

Low has been accused of embezzling billions of dollars from 1MDB.

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