|Riza & Jho Low - Assets worth USD1b and counting...|
|Different looks of Riza Aziz. Lookout for him.|
Its unthinkable that both Riza Aziz and Jho Low could have fled the US in trying to escape from the FBI and other agencies, including the spicy hot KARI (Kleptocracy Asset Recovery Initiative). Don't think they would have fled as it would not only be foolish but would most certainly reflect on their guilt and alleged involvement in stealing money and/or using money stolen from 1MDB.
There has not been a single word from any of those specifically named in the US Justice Department's suit to forfeit assets worth USD1billion (approximately RM4billion) which were bought using money stolen from 1MDB.
Riza Aziz is Prime Minister Najib Razak's stepson (his current wife Rosmah Mansor's son from her previous marriage).
His close associate, flamboyant 'businessman' Low Taek Jho @ Jho Low is also nowhere to be seen or heard. There has been reports of him being absent from his usual hangouts and watering hole in the US.
Najib Razak was not named in the suit but he has been described in detail to fit the Justice Department's framing of Malaysian Official 1.Our neighbour SINGAPORE too have finally found their fangs after the US Department of Justice's brave actions - Singapore Seizes S$240 Million in Assets Related to 1MDB Probe .
Singapore is trying to show that they are not an up and coming money laundering hub in the region but they are certainly not trying hard enough. Popping only after other jurisdictions have moved in a similar direction, as in their reaction to the Swiss banking authority's recent 1MDB-related actions, doesn't look good on the island state.
Is Jho Low in Penang? That is Jho Low riding a trishaw up there but this picture was taken during his heydays as Najib Razak's public relations mover during the last general election in 2013. If you remember Korean superstar Psy in Penang then you can't forget Jho Low.
But where is Jho Low now, he certainly has not returned to his trishaw rounds in Penang.
Rumours, I repeat rumours, has it that both Rosmah's son Riza and Jho Low have returned to Malaysia from the US and would not be issuing any statements unless and until the United States Government frames criminal charges against them.
There are many more versions of such rumours, including talk that they are both kept comfortable in a well guarded 'safe house' and not taking any visitors. These are the rumours making their rounds.
Jho Low and Riza may still be in New York for all we know, preparing to challenge the Department of Justice' suit to forfeit their assets worth USD1 billion. But its certainly not fair to remain silent while the unnamed but well described Malaysian Official 1 enjoys the international limelight (a glokal one that is).
By the way, rest assured that our much respected Inspector General of Police Khalid Abu Bakar who is still investigating the 1MDB scandal would have made the necessary announcements had both Riza and Jho Low set their foot back in their beloved Malaysia.
The duo would have been subjected to long hours of probing questions concerning the missing funds of 1MDB. I'm sure about that. Khalid used to be a top investigator, prior to his appointment as the IGP.
SOSMA would be yawning wide waiting to be unleashed on suspected traitors and saboteurs.
Certainly the Malaysian Anti Corruption Commission too would have started questioning Jho Low and Riza Aziz IF they have indeed slipped into town.
Has anyone seen Jho Low and Riza Aziz anywhere, in or outside Malaysia? If you do please alert Khalid and the MACC because they must be looking hard for these guys.
Psssssst! Guess who is the preferred new Chief Commissioner of MACC, over and above even those from within the MACC. Cuba teka.