KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysian financier Low Taek Jho, wanted in connection with a multibillion-dollar graft scandal at state fund 1MDB, is believed to have left Macau for an unknown destination, Malaysian police said on Wednesday.
Low, popularly known as Jho Low, has been identified by investigators in Malaysia and the United States as a key figure in the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) scandal, which is also subject to investigations in other countries including Switzerland and Singapore.
The U.S. Department of Justice says an estimated $4.5 billion was misappropriated from 1MDB by high-level officials of the fund and their associates.
It also disputed Mohamad Fuzi's statements to the media.
"This office finds it extremely regrettable," it said, without elaborating.
Mohamad Fuzi did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Malaysia's immigration department cancelled Low's passport in June. The head of the department was quoted by Bernama saying he believed Low was using a passport issued by another country in order to travel.
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