Office of Secretary for Security with no comments over reports alleging that fugitive Jho Low is hiding in the SAR

The Office of Secretary for Security Wong Sio Chak has responded to Macau News Agency that there is no further information to add concerning the whereabouts of fugitive Jho Low.

In a recent report, Al Jazeera cites sources from Malaysia and Macau that alleged that the millionaire fugitive involved in the 1MDB multimillion-dollar embezzlement case, has lived in the gambling Asian capital since at least February 2018, in a house owned by a senior member of the Chinese Communist Party.

The Malaysian has been on the run for almost five years and is wanted by the United States, Malaysia and Singapore and is accused of being the mentor international scandal linked to the embezzlement of the sovereign wealth fund worth around 4 billion euros.

Back in July Malaysian police chief Abdul Hamid Bador also alleged hat Low was hiding in the Macau SAR, accusations Chinese authorities rejected as “groundless and unacceptable”

At the time the Office of the Secretary of Security Wong Sio Chak also refuted the statements by Malaysian authorities.

In 2018 local police authorities revealed that they had received a request through INTERPOL from the Malaysian government but denied he was in the SAR, with the local Judiciary Police having indicated to Macau News Agency that no request had been sent since then by the Southeast Asian country’s authorities.

‘The Malaysian Police, contrary to the rules and practices in the scope of international police cooperation, unilaterally disclosed that [Jho Low] is in Macau, information that does not correspond to the truth,’ the Office said at the time.