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PM: We will lose if Malaysia goes to war over Jho Low

KUALA LUJMPUR (Nov 7): Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today said it will not fight a war with the country where fugitive businessman Low Taek Jho or Jho Low is living in currently.

"We can go to war, but we will lose the war and Jho Low. We are conscious that we are not a very strong nation.

"Sometimes people are nice to us, sometimes they are not. We have to accept that," Dr Mahathir told the media after he and his wife Tun Dr Siti Hasmah were presented with honorary doctorates in creative arts by Akademi Seni Budaya dan Warisan Kebangsaan (Aswara) today.

He, however, did not identify the country where Jho Low is lying low in.

The Malaysian Insight reported the PM dismissing rumours that could have undergone plastic surgery and his possessing multiple passports.

He added that Malaysian authorities are “working hard to get information, but it is not easy to obtain”.

“We are working hard to bring him back. But it isn’t easy.

“I am told he may carry several passports, told he may have undergone several alterations to his face. All these rumours don’t have proof,” Dr Mahathir explained.

As for Inspector-General of Police Abdul Hamid Bador providing him information on Jho Low, the prime minister said the IGP Inspector-General only updates him when needed.

“He had told me where he found him (Low). I would not know, but he does not ring me up every time he finds Low. Once in a while, he tells me,” said Dr Mahathir.

Yesterday, Abdul Hamid expressed disappointment on the lack of assistance from the said country to Malaysian authorities.   

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