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Malaysia in transition

Chilly ties with China seen hindering Mahathir's hunt for Jho Low

Alleged 1MDB mastermind now a fugitive, still runs his business

KUALA LUMPUR/HONG KONG -- The scandal surrounding Malaysia's state fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad has now focused on finding the man alleged to be its mastermind, Low Taek Jho.

The ethnic Chinese-Malaysian financier, also known as Jho Low, is wanted by Malaysia and several other countries. He is believed to be hiding in China, but strained relations between the administration of Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad and Beijing may complicate efforts to return the businessman home.

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