- Jan 2, 2010
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https://www.scmp.com/news/asia/southeast-asia/article/3036433/cypriot-bishop-denies-pushing-jho-low-get-eu-passportThe head of the Orthodox Church of Cyprus has denied reports that his intervention helped Malaysian financier Jho Low obtain a Cypriot passport in 2015, saying he was merely responding to a property developer’s request for help.
The developer had asked the church to promote Low’s citizenship bid, Archbishop Chrysostomos II said.
“He told us he was building mansions on the land he bought from [the church],” he was quoted as saying by daily newspaper the Cyprus Mail.
For those not familiar with the 1MDB scandal, it's been a pretty big deal and played a major role in the 2018 elections in Malaysia.