‘Cops not in­volved in sab­o­tage’

We’re do­ing our best to lo­cate Jho Low and his fa­ther, says IGP

The Star Malaysia - - Nation -

ISKANDAR PUTERI: Po­lice are not sab­o­tag­ing the govern­ment’s ef­fort in track­ing down fugi­tive busi­ness­man Low Taek Jho, bet­ter known as Jho Low.

In­spec­tor­Gen­eral of Po­lice Tan Sri Mo­hamad Fuzi Harun said he was un­sure who was the one re­spon­si­ble for the sab­o­tage but he was cer­tain that the po­lice were not in­volved in it.

“The po­lice have al­ready sought the as­sis­tance of In­ter­pol while other agen­cies have also re­quested a red no­tice in try­ing to lo­cate Jho Low and his fa­ther.

“I per­son­ally wrote a let­ter to In­ter­pol pres­i­dent and its sec­re­tary­gen­eral to help us lo­cate them,” he told a press con­fer­ence af­ter launch­ing po­lice­level Na­tional Sports Day cel­e­bra­tion held at Puteri Har­bour here yes­ter­day.

He added that at one point, the po­lice sent a team to Hong Kong but Jho Low man­aged to evade ar­rest and es­cape to Ma­cau.

“We do not know the where­abouts of Jho Low and his fa­ther but we hope with the as­sis­tance we are get­ting, we will be able to catch them,” he added.

It was re­ported that Prime Min­is­ter Tun Dr Ma­hathir Mo­hamad al­leged that sab­o­tage within the govern­ment was among the rea­sons why it was dif­fi­cult for Malaysia to pin down and ar­rest Jho Low.

In an un­re­lated mat­ter, Mo­hamad

Fuzi urged the pub­lic to make use of the po­lice’s var­i­ous chan­nels in­clud­ing its hot­line or so­cial me­dia page to re­port il­le­gal gam­bling in the coun­try.

He said that he had al­ready given spe­cific or­ders to state po­lice chiefs

and com­mis­sion­ers to go all out in its war against il­le­gal gam­bling.

“The po­lice will take ac­tion against any of our se­nior of­fi­cers who failed to re­spond to the re­ports made on il­le­gal gam­bling, in­clud­ing hav­ing that of­fi­cer trans­ferred out

and be re­ferred to our dis­ci­plinary board as well.

“But the is­sue right now is no one has made use of our hot­line or other plat­forms avail­able to for­ward their com­plaints on il­le­gal gam­bling to us,” added.

Keep­ing fit: Mo­hamad Fuzi (cen­tre) par­tic­i­pat­ing in the 5km run held in con­junc­tion with the Na­tional Sports Day 2018 cel­e­bra­tion at Puteri Har­bour in Iskandar Puteri, Jo­hor.

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