KUALA LUMPUR: A 56-year-old man who was questioned by Malaysian graft-busters concerning the whereabouts of fugitive financier Low Taek Jho, or Jho Low, has died.
In line with a press release issued by attorneys representing the late Mr Kee Kok Thiam and his household on Wednesday (Might 31), Mr Kee died on Monday “of a sudden large stroke” in a hospital.
“We urge all events to not entertain any hypothesis on this unlucky occasion and permit the household the house to grieve on his passing,” mentioned the assertion.
CNA understands that Mr Kee had been questioned by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Fee (MACC).
Individually, an MACC supply advised CNA that Mr Kee had met with the company when he first returned to Malaysia in early Might.
Footage of Mr Kee have been seen by CNA on the funeral on Wednesday. The cremation ceremony on the Kepong Crematorium in northern Kuala Lumpur ended at 9.30am.
Mr Kee was a suspect within the 1Malaysia Improvement Bhd (1MDB) monetary scandal. He knowledgeable native authorities concerning the whereabouts of Low, in line with native media.
In line with the New Straits Occasions, Mr Kee was Low's affiliate and had been deported from Macau for overstaying his visa. He was arrested at Kuala Lumpur Worldwide Airport Terminal 2 (KLIA2) in early Might and was questioned upon his return.