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Malaysia: former-defence minister vows to hunt down 1MDB accused

FORMER Malaysian defence minister Hishammuddin Hussein has vowed to hunt down the main player implicated in the embezzlement of billions of dollars from sovereign wealth fund 1 Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), saying he will not give up his search “until the end of the earth.” The now-opposition MP said the need to bring Jho Low to justice goes beyond politics and is needed so the country can finally heal from the corruption scandal. “It has nothing to do whether you are from the opposition or the government, this is about justice,” he told reporters at on Monday, as reported by The Star Online. “I will go after him until the end of the world. SEE ALSO: 1MDB: Why Malaysia fell victim to the biggest heist in history “I will do my utmost to make sure he faces the music, then only can the country find closure and move forward,” he said. The sovereign wealth fund – chaired by former-prime minister Najib Razak – was set up in 2009 to finance green energy and tourism projects in Malaysia. Instead, over the course of the next five years, a reported US$4.5 billion was allegedly funnelled out of the fund into the private bank accounts of Najib and his associates. The alleged mastermind of all this is Jho Low, a young adviser to the prime minister. The 37-year-old has allegedly been on the move since Najib’s shock election loss in May. He is believed to be in China after crossing out of Hong Kong in July after a two-month stay in the opulent and expensive Pacific Place Apartments. Hishammuddin offered to use his personal contacts and links with the Chinese government to try to track Jho Low down and return him to Malaysia. SEE ALSO: The billion-dollar book sale: Malaysians show support for 1MDB... If you wish to read this full breaking news headline, plus more articles from around Thailand and Asia like, Malaysia: former-defence minister vows to hunt down 1MDB accused, simply click on 'Read full story' below, but 1st please give us a 'LIKE' or 'SHARE' before you leave. Thank you Malaysia: former-defence minister vows to hunt down 1MDB accused

 

 

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Published By: ASIAN CORRESPONDENT - Monday, 22 October

 

 

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