Najib denies meeting Jho Low regularly last year

This article first appeared in The Edge Financial Daily, on August 2, 2018.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak has denied a news report saying he flew to China to meet wanted businessman Low Taek Jho, or more commonly known as Jho Low, on a regular basis last year.

“No,” Najib responded yesterday before leaving Dewan Rakyat when asked whether it is true that he had been meeting the fugitive.

Earlier yesterday, The Wall Street Journal, quoting an anonymous former government official who worked in the prime minister’s office, reported that in May 2017, Low met Najib on the sidelines of a Belt and Road Initiative forum in Beijing to discuss infrastructure projects involving China.

It also wrote Najib would regularly travel to China at the time to meet Low, who held no official government position.