‘Cops not involved in sabotage’
We’re doing our best to locate Jho Low and his father, says IGP
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.