KL court rejects law firm’s bid to ditch fugitive Jho Low

THE Kuala Lumpur (KL) High Court on Thursday rejected law firm Valen, Oh & Partners’ request to discharge itself from representing fugitive Malaysian financier Low Taek Jho and his father in a suit filed by 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB), according lawyers representing the state fund.

NOTE: Low and his father Larry Low Hock Peng are among individuals being sued by 1MDB and units in a series of law suits filed last year over scandals surrounding the state fund. 1MDB and units are seeking to recover US$3.8 billion (RM16.72 billion) from Low, Hock Peng, sister Low May Lin, and his associate Tan Kim Loong.

The High Court directed Valen, Oh to serve its application to discharge itself directly on Low and Hock Peng personally, according to Siva Kumar Kanagasabai from the law firm Skrine who appeared with Kong Xin Ching, Tommy Lim and Adam Thye for 1MDB.

The court set June 13 as the next case management date, according to Kanagasabai. — Bloomberg

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