|Jho Low Cyprus passport|
The Republic of Cyprus has announced that, among the twenty-six CBI passport holders it intends to revoke is that of the Malaysian fraudster, Jho Low, currently a fugitive from justice in his native Malaysia, having allegedly stolen $4.5bn from the 1MDB Malaysia Development Berhad, a sovereign wealth fund. Jho, who led a flashy global lifestyle with Hollywood celebrities, is believed to be in hiding in China; he faces a probable life sentence in Malaysia, where he is considered the number one fugitive.
We have previously covered this case in depth, due to the fact that Jho Low holds a St Kitts & Nevis CBI passport, and there are concerns that he will eventually attempt to relocate there permanently, as most legal authorities have stated that Kittitian citizens are rarely extradited to face criminal charges abroad. His SKN passport was reportedly revoked by the authorities, but whether proper procedures were followed by government have not been established. The passport may still be valid.