Cops looking for Jho Low's parents, fashion designer favoured by Rosmah

Modified 25 Jan 2019, 5:57 am

Police are looking for Jho Low's parents and two other individuals who are close to the fugitive businessperson to facilitate their investigations into the 1MDB scandal.

In a statement this afternoon, inspector-general of police Mohamad Fuzi Harun said the parents Low Hock Peng and Goh Gaik Ewe's last known address was in Tanjong Bungah, Penang.

Police are also searching for Tan Kim Loong, 41, who is alleged to be Low's most trusted aide. His last known address was at Taman Pusat Kepong in Kuala Lumpur.

Last June, The Star quoted a source as claiming that Tan had helped Low to raise money to finance charity work through the 1Malaysia-Penang Welfare Club, and organise free concerts in Penang.

He is said to have paid South Korean K-pop sensation Psy to perform in Penang, as well as overseeing and funding the club's activities to run BN's election campaign.

He was also reportedly representing Low in Affinity International Equity Partners and Tanore Finance Corp, both British Virgin Islands-registered companies.

Apart from the three, police are also looking for a 54-year-old Singaporean fashion designer Shabnam Naraindas Daswani, who also uses the name Natasha Mirpuri.

Her last known address was Parkstone Road, Singapore.

In 2015, Sarawak Report claimed that Natasha had been involved in many of former premier Najib Abdul Razak's wife Rosmah Mansor's high-value fashion and jewellery acquisitions.

Rosmah's former aide Rizal Mansor later confirmed that Natasha is among Rosmah's favourite designers, but denied Sarawak Report's allegation.

Fuzi said the four are being sought in connection with police's investigations under Section 4(1) of the Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Terrorism Financing and Proceeds of Unlawful Activities Act (AMLATFPUAA) 2001.

Those who have knowledge of their whereabouts can contact Superintendent Foo Wei Mein at 03-26101402 or DSP Albany Hamzah at 019-2412826, or visit any nearest police station.

Last month, The Kuala Lumpur Magistrate's Court had issued arrest warrants against Low and four others. The charges were levelled against them in absentia.

Low is also facing multiple criminal charges in relation to 1MDB along with Goldman Sachs banker Tim Leisner and Goldman's Roger Ng Chong Hwa in New York.

On Aug 24, it was reported that Low and his father were also charged in absentia at the Putrajaya Sessions Court in relation to the misappropriation of 1MDB money for which Low faces eight counts of money laundering while his father faces one.

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