While the police are scouring the country for the wayward Dato Sri, they have not ruled out the possibility of him fleeing abroad. As such, they have requested assistance from Interpol.
Deputy Inspector-General of Police Acryl Sani Abdullah Sani explained that this is to cover all their bases. According to him, the police are unable to confirm whether the 33-year-old has fled to a neighbouring country. They are still trying to trace his whereabouts.
“While pursuing (him) in the country, they have also sent a blue notification to Interpol to help track Liow down,” Acryl Sani said. As per their request, Interpol has published a blue notice for Liow. A notice alerts police in member countries to share crime-related information. A blue notice narrows the information to a person’s identity, location or activity.
Additionally, the police have tightened surveillance at the country’s borders. They are not only on the lookout for Liow, they also hope to prevent members of his syndicate from escaping Bukit Aman Department of Internal Security and Public Order (JKDNKA) director Datuk Seri Abd Rahim Jaafar revealed they had distributed photos of the criminals to members of the General Operations Force (PGA). “All PGA members and officers at the border post were instructed to monitor the case so that attempts to exit the border by illegal routes could be thwarted,” he said.
Acryl Sani also clarified that the authorities have yet to arrest those suspected of being in cahoots with Liow. Apparently, they will only begin the arrests after the operation is over. “The case is still under investigation,” he stated. “More details of the case will be announced by Johor police chief Datuk Ayob Khan after the investigation is completed.”
According to China Press, an anonymous tip exposed several moles planted by Liow in the police force. The tip was received by several media outlets at 12:05am on 5th April via email. The police are currently looking into the matter.