- Forkast reports that Kwon has fled to Dubai from Singapore.
- Kwon comments that he has experienced a breach of personal privacy.
- An official untangled the confusion around the validity of Kwon’s passport.
Watcher. Guru, a crypto and financial news platform took to Twitter to inform Do Kwon, CEO of Terraform Labs has fled to Dubai from Singapore.
Kwon, who is most wanted by the South Korean authorities, Interpol, and other investors who poured their wealth into the project, has been on the run in an attempt to escape arrest.
According to Forkast, a technology news platform, it is reported that no record of Kwon’s entry into the United Arab Emitres (UAE) has been found in the airport. Furthermore, it states that an investigation team was weighing the likelihood of Kwon making Dubai a stopover.
However, earlier speaking in an interview on the Unchained podcast, Kwon added that he has been experiencing a breach of personal privacy and security. Referring to the incident, he further stated:
It’s not in the interest of being on the run … it’s just that every time the location where I live becomes known, it becomes almost impossible for me to live there.
Meanwhile, there was confusion spun around the validity of Kwon’s passport. The ministry issued an “inability to deliver” notice to Kwon on October 5, 2022, requesting the voluntary delivery of his passport to authorities. The local media misinterpreted and reported that the passport expired on October 19, whereas it was the “notice  ” that expired on October 19.
Owing to this, an official said, “I think the initial [media report] was mistaken,” an official in the foreign ministry’s passport office told Forkast in a phone interview. “It is not two weeks from the notice, it is two weeks from the termination of the notice,”
However, according to the statements made by Kwon, the invalidity of his passport was among his least concerns. Speaking to Unchained Podcast, he said:
I’m not using it anyway … So I can’t see how that makes a difference to me.
The authorities stated Kwon could return by filing an application to travel to an S.Korean embassy after his passport is revoked.