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Archbishop intervened in naturalisation of Malaysian financier

November 4, 2019 at 9:56am
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It appears that the naturalisation of Malaysian financier, Jho Low, wanted internationally for fraud was materialised with the intervention of the Archbishop. According to a report in the Politis Newspaper in September 2015, the Archbishop had sent two letters to then-Interior Minister Socrates Haskikos, requesting the naturalisation of the Malaysian national, citing discussions about investing in church land.

According to the report, Jho Taek Low came to Cyprus, attained the Cypriot passport and citizenship and disappeared after investing 5 million euros in a villa in Ayia Napa.

It’s worth noting that the Malaysian national was wanted for financial scandal at the time he was granted citizenship, but this did not prevent the Council of Ministers from unanimously approving his naturalisation.