Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim confirmed that talks are underway to extradite fugitive businessman Jho Low, also known as Low Taek Jho, back to Malaysia to face charges.
However, Anwar declined to provide any further details regarding the negotiations. He also did not confirm whether China was involved in the discussions, indicating that diplomatic channels were being used to negotiate with the relevant countries.
Additionally, Anwar stated that they had not disclosed the country where Jho Low was believed to be hiding.
“However, negotiation is taking place to expedite the process (of repatriating Jho Low).
“Discussions (on the matter) are underway with the countries involved through the proper diplomatic channels,” he told reporters today (May 5).
When asked if the ongoing negotiations to bring Jho Low back to Malaysia involve China, Anwar declined to comment.
Nevertheless, he emphasized the government’s commitment to bringing Low to justice for his alleged crimes as soon as possible. Anwar acknowledged that the process of extraditing Low is complicated and involves cooperation from multiple countries, intelligence services, and Interpol. He stated that the involved countries are cooperating and providing support. Bradley Hope, the co-author of “Billion Dollar Whale,” reported last month that the Malaysian government was negotiating with China for Low’s extradition.
According to Hope, Low’s extradition would be significant and mark the end of the scandal’s primary storyline from its establishment in 2009 to its collapse in 2015 and subsequent events until 2023.