16 August 2017
Detain Jho Low? IGP says he’ll wait for courts’ decision
To catch or not to catch Jho Low? That’s a question that inspector-general of police Khalid Abu Bakar will leave for the court to decide.
“It’s ok. We will wait for the court’s decision later,” Khalid said.
14 August 2017
Azmin takes IGP to court over refusal to nab Jho Low
The Selangor menteri besar is seeking a court order to compel IGP Khalid Abu Bakar to take the necessary actions to locate, arrest and produce Low before a magistrate to face various criminal charges.
KUALA LUMPUR: Selangor Menteri Besar Azmin Ali today made good his threat of legal action against the Inspector-General of Police (IGP) by suing him in court after the police chief refused to heed a call to arrest businessman Low Taek Jho or Jho Low over his alleged wrongdoings involving 1MDB.
Azmin is seeking a court order to compel Khalid Abu Bakar to take the necessary actions to locate, arrest and produce Low before a magistrate to face various criminal charges.
Speaking to reporters after his lawyer filed the judicial review application at the High Court, Azmin said he had no personal motive against the IGP but was merely exercising his right as a Malaysian taxpayer.
“I want to remind the IGP that he has a duty under the Police Act to bring culprits to justice,” he said.
He also said he had given sufficient notice to the IGP to take action against Low.
“His explanation that he had to turn down my demand as the 1MDB investigations are ongoing is unacceptable.
“The authorities in several other countries have already prosecuted those involved in the 1MDB scandal,” he said.
2 August 2017
Azmin Ali files Jho Low arrest notice to Malaysia’s IGP
KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 2): Selangor Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali’s lawyers filed a notice to Malaysia’s Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar to arrest and extradite Low Taek Jho for alleged “illicit appropriation of funds” from 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB).
According to a statement from Azmin’s office today, his lawyers had filed the notice yesterday. Low is popularly known as Jho Low.
Today, the statement said: “It is the duty and responsibility of the IGP under the Police Act 1967 and the Federal Constitution to take action, including a formal request for assistance from international police agency Interpol.”
“The IGP has been given 14 days from the date of the notice (1 August 2017) to take appropriate steps, failing which legal action will be initiated against him,” the statement said.
At the time of writing today, Khalid and Low had not issued statements in response to Azmin’s notice and allegations.