|Jho Low, Malaysia's financial pirate, depicted at a protest in Kuala Lumpur.|
Jho Low, the architect behind the billion dollar theft of capital from the Malaysian government development fund popularly known as 1MDB, is reportedly traveling throughout China unhindered by his fugitive status. He is known to have been seen in Hong Kong, Macau and the Peoples' Republic, notwithstanding that an international arrest warrant exists against him.
Jho hold a St Kitts CBI passport, and some sources have reported that it has functioned as his personal "Get out of Jail Free Card," meaning that it has allowed him to evade any legal problems caused by his massive theft from 1MDB. He is said to be attempting to ultimately reach safe harbor in St Kitts & Nevis, where the local authorities will protect him from extradition, as is their custom with wealthy CBI passport purchasers, notwithstanding that they may be in trouble with the law in their home countries. Jho is Malaysia's Most Wanted Man, and he is also wanted in the United States, and by Singapore.
The abuse of CBI pasports by financial criminals, money launderers and terrorist financiers has caused the European union to recommend that its Members terminate their CBI programs. Will the East Caribbean States ever wake and follow suit ?