Khairuddin meets Interpol in France over Jho Low

The former Umno division leader met Interpol's legal officers, urging the international body to issue a red alert on the controversial businessman.

Khairuddin at the Interpol headquarters in Lyon, France, Tuesday.

PETALING JAYA: After renewing his complaints with police in several countries over the 1MDB scandal, Khairuddin Abu Hassan today met Interpol officials in Lyon, France, to formally request them to pursue Low Taek Jho, the controversial businessman accused of embezzling billions of dollars from the troubled firm.

Khairuddin, who together with his lawyer Matthias Chang were detained under the Security Offences (Special Measures) Act 2012 (Sosma) over his reports on 1MDB with foreign authorities, said he had held a lengthy discussion with the Interpol Legal Affairs to put Low and another key officer linked to 1MDB, Nik Faisal Ariff Kamil, under its “red alert” watch.

“We know where they are,” he said in a statement to FMT shortly after leaving the Interpol building.

“Jho Low must be made accountable for all the treachery in the embezzlement of billions of dollars of funds from the government and the people in the 1MDB scandal,” he said, referring to Low.

He said he was duty-bound to track down “traitors to the nation”, adding that he would help the Pakatan Harapan government seek a closure to the 1MDB episode.

Jho Low has been linked to 1MDB’s investment with a Middle-Eastern company that went sour. He has been named by the US Justice Department in civil suits seeking the seizure of about US$1 billion in assets — including the yacht Equanimity, private jet, hotels and luxury consumer goods.

Nik Faisal, the former managing director of SRC International and former chief investment officer of 1MDB, is among dozens of former government officials and key persons of the state firm who have been on a travel blacklist since PH’s May 9 polls victory.

Last month, Khairuddin lodged fresh reports abroad on 1MDB. In Australia, he lodged a report against the Australia and New Zealand Banking Group (ANZ) for allowing part of some US$700 million from Najib’s personal account to be transferred to Singapore.

In Switzerland, Khairuddin lodged a report with the Swiss attorney-general in Berne. Early May, he renewed his report with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in New York.

Khairuddin was accused of sabotaging Malaysia’s economy for lodging reports over 1MDB in Paris, London, Berne, Hong Kong and Singapore. He was acquitted of the charge last year.

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