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COMMENT | After 5 years, China’s complicity in 1MDB still unresolved

COMMENT | Despite considerable evidence that China was complicit with both Najib Abdul Razak and fugitive businessperson Low Taek Jho (Jho Low) over deals to bail out 1MDB through nefarious schemes, the government has been silent about developments in the area, despite Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim’s recent visit there.

Another thorny issue is the extradition of Low, the alleged mastermind together with former prime minister Najib behind the 1MDB theft, as well as the attempted bail-out of 1MDB involving China, which includes the controversial East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project. Low is widely reported to be in China, although Beijing has denied it.

Anwar himself said earlier this month the government was working on extraditing Low. He added that talks were being held with “several countries”. That’s puzzling because Low can’t be in several countries at the same time. If he is indeed in China, then there really is no need to talk to anyone else.

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