KUALA LUMPUR - Malaysian police have sent an official request to their counterparts in Macau for a team to be sent in to arrest fugitive businessman Low Taek Jho, better known as Jho Low.
Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun said on Tuesday (July 10) they sent the written request through the Interpol liaison office at Bukit Aman and were waiting for a response.
"We were initially alerted that he was in Hong Kong and we sent a team there to bring him home. When we arrived there however we learnt that he had left by ferry to Macau," he told reporters.
He said they had previously requested seven countries, including China, to be put on alert regarding Low.
The businessman is wanted in Malaysia for questioning regarding the huge scandal involving state fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad.
Macau does not have extradition treaties with other countries.