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Malaysia to charge Jho Low over 1MDB scandal in absentia: reports

Alleged mastermind financier still at large and sought for role in $4.5bn theft

SINGAPORE -- Malaysian businessman Low Taek Jho, also known as Jho Low, the alleged mastermind behind the state fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad embezzlement scandal, will be charged in absentia at a Malaysian court on Tuesday, local media  reported.

Four other individuals will also be charged, according to the reports, some of which were carried by state-owned Bernama.

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