HOLLYWOOD: Malaysian-born Jho Low has won an Oscar for best supporting role in a foreign wealth fund at Sunday night’s Academy Awards. The playboy overcame serious competition from Chinese, Nigerian and Ugandan ‘financiers’ to take win the gold.
“Jho Low’s star has shone brightly for several years but until recently he was overlooked,” said Oscar watcher Dick Powers, “this year he’s taken home several Oscars including ‘best supporting role’ and ‘best original score’ for his US$700mil Goldstar performance in the 1MDB PetroSaudi JV.”
“This inexplicably wealthy young man known for his lavish partying, private jets, yachts and token philanthropy embodies the Hollywood lifestyle, and with the FBI taking an interest, I hope Low finally gets the recognition he deserves!”
“It’s disappointing to hear Jho Low won’t be performing at any Malaysian 1MDB inquiries for the foreseeable future,” said Power, “I’m sure many would have loved to see if he can win an award for ‘best original story!’”
Jho Low thanked the academy, his ‘big boss’ and her husband for his gold Oscar trophies before putting them up for auction at Sotheby’s along with his art collection.