US-Malaysia cooperation on 1MDB troubling Jho Low

US-Malaysia cooperation on 1MDB troubling Jho Low

PUCHONG: Malaysia’s cooperation with the US over the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) is troubling, said fugitive businessman Low Taek Jho also known as Jho Low through his lawyers.

“It’s troubling that the Malaysian regime is attempting to tout its cooperation and relationship with the US when it shares no common ground on basic human and legal rights and when it is led by a self-proclaimed anti-Semite,” Low said via his spokesperson.

His remark came in reaction to the temporary extradition of former Goldman Sachs Group Inc banker Roger Ng, who was arrested by local authorities in November last year, to the US over the weekend.

Ng was earlier today charged at the New York federal court over his involvement in the multibillion-ringgit 1MDB scandal. He pleaded not guilty to all criminal charges.

Last October, the US Department of Justice (DOJ) had issued a provisional warrant of arrest for Ng, and had sought Malaysia’s help to locate him.

Ng was handed over to the US under a temporary surrender warrant signed by Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, who agreed that Ng be extradited for 10 months to face charges in the US first.

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