Former Cypriot Jho Low stars in new revelations of Al Jazeera

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An Al Jazeera video titled Jho Low: Hunt For A Fugitive shows Jho Low stripped of his Cypriot citizenship, apparently trying to negotiate his release with the Malaysian government.

An Al Jazeera video titled Jho Low: Hunt For A Fugitive shows Jho Low stripped of his Cypriot citizenship, apparently trying to negotiate his release with the Malaysian government.

Malaysia’s $ 4.5 billion 1MDB scandal has ousted former Prime Minister Najib Razak and in July sentenced him to 12 years in prison on appeal in the first of several trials for his role in the looting of 1MDB.

International investment bank Goldman Sachs, widely seen as untouchable, has also been convicted of bribing corrupt foreign officials and forced to pay billions of dollars to financial regulators around the world, including the United States.

Al Jazeera’s Jho Low: Hunt For A Fugitive videos show conversations with Malaysian authorities, including former Malaysian President Mahathir Mohamad, in which he is negotiating his release. 

In the conversations that took place in 2018, Low seems to give the names of their associates, offering other suspects on the board, while he protests about the increasing cost of his legal representation. The sense of entitlement and lack of remorse are pervasive in both videos.

Al Jazeera also presents FBI agents who have been involved in the investigation into the 1MDB scandal since the beginning of the case. 

Low, unrepentant, blames former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, who served as Malaysia’s finance minister when billions of investors were stolen from the coffers.

According to Low, most of the money Najib received from the $ 1 billion came from 1MDB and not from the King of Saudi Arabia.

Low also claims that most of the money was spent on jewelry for Najib’s wife and refers to one of the $ 27 million diamonds. 

The resulting Jho Low recordings, obtained exclusively from Al Jazeera, are a series of highly revealing telephone conversations he had with the former Malaysian government, led by Mahathir Mohamad.

Jho Low has two Interpol arrest warrants issued by Singapore in 2016 and Malaysia in June 2018, as well as an active US arrest warrant.

He had also canceled his Malaysian passport and the passports he bought from St Kitts and Cyprus were canceled, but it appears his ability to move has not been limited.

Prior to the 2018 Malaysian elections, he regularly flew in and out of Thailand in a private jet. In September 2019 it is said to have flown to Kuwait.

Watch the two videos: