Key witness in Jho Low investigation dies at 56, secrets and techniques buried

Kee Kok Thiam, a person questioned by Malaysian authorities concerning the location of fugitive financier Low Taek Jho, often identified as Jho Low, has died on the age of 56. Lawyers for Kee Kok Thiam and his household announced in an announcement that he handed away on Monday because of a sudden large stroke in a hospital. They urged people not to speculate on the event and to permit the family area to grieve.
It is understood that Kee had been questioned by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC). A MACC source revealed that Kee had met with the agency when he first returned to Malaysia in early May. Kee had been a suspect in the 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) monetary scandal and had informed local authorities about Low’s whereabouts, based on native media.
The New Straits Times reported that Kee was Low’s affiliate and had been deported from Macau for overstaying his visa. He was arrested at Kuala Lumpur International Airport Terminal 2 (KLIA2) in early May and questioned upon his return. Al Jazeera, quoting MACC, reported that a quantity of individuals had noticed Low in Macau.
Fail-proof had reportedly confirmed to MACC that he had met Low, who told him “not to return to Malaysia as a witness in the 1MDB case.” He additionally met other 1MDB fugitives and suspects – Eric Tan Kim Loong, Casey Tang Keng Chee, Geh Choh Heng, and Nik Faisal Ariff Kamil – in Macau.
MACC added that it was not knowledgeable by the Macau government about Kee’s repatriation and claimed that it had recognized concerning the informant’s deportation “based on intelligence networking.”
MACC additionally reportedly informed Al Jazeera that Kee was imprisoned for a month in 2021 by Macau’s immigration physique however was released “conditionally” as its borders were closed because of Covid-19 laws.
According to sources cited by Malay Mail, Kee was suspected of receiving cash originating from funds misappropriated from 1MDB and SRC International through the bank account of a company often known as Wright Shaw Limited..

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