Singapore police confirmed that the plane, associated with the investigation of the multi-billion dollar scandal in the state Fund of Malaysia 1MDB, was in Singapore, but Malaysia has not yet filed an official request for his return.
“Singapore has not received an official request from the Malaysian authorities to return the aircraft,” the police said. According to him, any such request, along with other requests for the return of seized assets related to 1MDB, will be considered in accordance with the legal framework of Singapore, Reuters reports.
Earlier, the Prime Minister of Malaysia Mahathir Mohamad said that the country is trying to return a private plane worth $35 million dollars, owned by financier low Tech Joe in the investigation of a multi-billion scandal in the state Fund.
Aviation service Jet Aviation had previously reported that the plane, which, according to the U.S. Department of justice, was purchased by the fugitive financier Joe Lowe, with funds received from the Fund 1MDB, is in place at the airport Seletar in Singapore.
The government of Singapore in 2016, said that they withdrew $ 175 million within the framework of investigations of the flows 1MDB in Singapore, of which about half belonged to Lowe and his family.
Malaysian authorities have issued an arrest warrant for Lowe, whose whereabouts are unknown. The financier has previously denied any wrongdoing.
Last week, Indonesia handed over to Malaysia superyacht worth 250 million dollars, which says the us Department of justice, bought by Lowe.
The representative of Lowe said that the transfer of the yacht to Malaysia was illegal, in violation of the orders of the Indonesian and American courts.