KUALA LUMPUR — Saying he knows their whereabouts, the Inspector-General of Police (IGP) promises he will guarantee the safety of fugitive Low Taek Jho, better known as Jho Low, and his family if they come back to Malaysia.
Datuk Seri Abdul Hamid Bador said while the investigations into the 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) scandal was ongoing, his main focus was to bring Jho Low and his six right-hand men out from hiding.
“There is no way and nowhere they can hide.”
“The sooner justice is delivered, the better for them. If they think they are innocent, prove it in Malaysian courts.”
“I can assure them that the Royal Malaysia Police will not harm them,” he told reporters after launching the Ops Selamat campaign in conjunction with Hari Raya Aidilfitri on Friday (May 24).
He said the men could come back and engage the best lawyers to defend them.
“Don’t waste our time. They cannot run forever,” he said, adding that although the men were in hiding, police knew their whereabouts.
It was reported recently that the police had new leads on where Jho Low was.
Abdul Hamid declined to reveal the details of the new leads. He also refused to say if Jho Low was hiding in China.
Not mincing his words, the nation’s top cop said Jho Low’s move to hide behind lawyers in Macau and Hong Kong when making statements was nothing short of cowardice.