KUALA LUMPUR (Nov 23): Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak admitted in an interview yesterday that the Malaysian government has been cheated by Low Taek Jho, also known as Jho Low, in the 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) scandal.

“If we take into account what we know today, then that’s the truth” he said in reply to a question by Karangkraf editorial adviser Datuk Abd Jalil Ali in the live interview on Sinar Harian’s Facebook page.

Najib said action must be taken against Jho Low if he is found guilty of criminal breach of trust. “If he had committed an offence, or a criminal breach of trust, then he has broken the law and so action must be taken against him,” the former premier said.

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