Featured News 1MDB: Elusive Jho Low hiding in West Indies

1MDB: Elusive Jho Low hiding in West Indies




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The elusive businessman Jho Low whisked away into the West Indies, apparently living the great life, as a citizen of Saint Kitts and Nevis islands.

Malaysia does not have an extradition treaty with Saint Kitts and Nevis. It will have to depend solely on information from Interpol on the where about of Mr Low.

But to catch the thief, they say, the local police will need more than luck.

Malaysiakini reported that Jho Low now has no other choice but to hide in the West Indies. The reason is that after he left Macau, it will be difficult for him to return to China without the Malaysian authorities being alerted.

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The low flying Jho is thus a very tough bird to catch. He is essential in the 1MDB case and is a big chunk of the pie that both the Malaysian police and the US Justice Department is seeking to wrap-up one part of their investigation.

The full inquiry will only be completed if they lay their hands on the other elusive 1MDB man, Nik Faisal.

Nik Faisal may also be on the Swiss Attorney General’s list of 6 people they are seeking in the wake of their own 1MDB investigations.

Jho Low has escaped the American long arm of justice so far by flying off the radar from countries where the US has extradition treaties.

The western hemisphere is effectively sealed off to fugitives like Jho Low, with the exception of flights between Aruba and Curacao.

“Better to hop around Asia, Africa, and Europe,” wrote QZ.com.

Malaysiakini reported that Low has properties on Saint Kitts island.

Saint Kitts is a West Indies island nation, made up of two islands and located between Barbados and Puerto Rico. It has been described as a playground for the wealthy.

It also allows foreigners to obtain citizenship in return for real estate investment of at least US$400,000 or a contribution of at least US$250,000 to the state’s sugar industry diversification fund.

A Saint Kitts passport allows a citizen to travel without visa to over 140 countries.

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