SHAH ALAM, OCT 24: Dato’ Menteri Besar, Mohamed Azmin criticised Deputy Prime Minister, Ahmad Zahid Hamidi’s ‘u-turn’ statement regarding Malaysia seeking Interpol’s assistance to locate Low Taek Jho or Jho Low.
Mohamed Azmin said in his Twitter account that Zahid’s attempt to twist facts is futile.
In his tweet, he had also asked if Zahid was “scolded” by his “boss”.
In Dewan Rakyat yesterday, Zahid Hamidi said that Malaysian Police has sought Interpol’s assistance to locate Low, the main individual in the 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) scandal.
He was responding to a question from Mohamed Azmin, who is also Gombak Member of Parliament.
However, Zahid Hamidi had turned around and said that his speech was “manipulated” and explained that request to Interpol for assistance is no longer active as Low’s case file has been closed.
United States’ (US) investigators claimed that Low is the mastermind behind the money embezzlement from the national investment firm, 1MDB.
Mohamed Azmin had previously appealed at the Kuala Lumpur High Court to force police and Inspector-General of Police (IGP) to arrest Jho Low.
The court had however allowed an initial objection from the Attorney-General Chambers representing the police and rejected the appeal this month.