Aide who disclosed Jho Low's Macau whereabouts found dead, says report

30 May 2023 11:01pm
Malaysian fugitive Jho Low
Malaysian fugitive Jho Low
SHAH ALAM - Kee Kok Thiam, a key figure in the 1MDB case who provided information on the whereabouts of fugitive Jho Low has died, according to a source from the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC).

The source confirmed this when asked to verify an obituary for Kee, who was recently deported from Macau.

"I can confirm that it is him, but I cannot provide further details," the source was quoted in Malay Mail.

A senior official from the commission also confirmed being informed about Kee's death, noting that Kee had been released after being questioned by the commission.

It also quoted another source with the Attorney General’s Chambers who gave an indirect confirmation, saying that an investigator with the MACC also identified Kee as the same person in the obituary.

Malay Mail reported that that funeral service for Kee is schedule tomorrow at Kepong Crematorium.

It is believed that Kee died of sudden illness.

Malaysian authorities had questioned him upon his return following his deportation from Macau for allegedly overstaying his visa.

The report further said that during questioning by the MACC, Kee confirmed meeting Low and fellow 1MDB fugitives and suspects — Eric Tan Kim Loong, Casey Tang Keng Chee, Geh Choh Heng and Nik Faisal Ariff Kamil in Macau.
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The MACC is said to have helped recover 70 per cent of 1MDB’s assets involving the sum of around RM28.3 billion.

Malaysian authorities had also sought information in the past on Low’s parents, his associates, and former 1MDB officials such as Jasmine Loo.