It has been reported that Singapore requested a Red Notice be circulated by INTERPOL for the location and arrest of Low Taek Jho (known as ‘Jho Low’) in October 2016. On Friday, Singapore’s Attorney General’s Chambers (AGC), Commercial Affairs Department (CAD) and the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) issued a joint statement explaining that in October 2016 “all members of INTERPOL, including Malaysia, would have been aware of the Red Notices when they were published.” The statement also explained that General Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail has gone to Singapore to meet with the AGC, CAD and MASS as part of an ongoing collaboration between Malaysia and Singapore to investigate the 1MDB scandal.
It has been reported that Mr Low is currently residing in China and could be extradited under the Mutual Legal Assistance (MLA) agreement between Malaysia and China. However, if Mr Low is residing in Taiwan, Malaysia will have a tougher time trying to get him extradited because Malaysia has no diplomatic relationship or extradition treaty with Taiwan.
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