Saturday, August 26, 2006

SCOMI INNOCENT ON NUCLEAR BLACK MARKET DEALINGS?

Malaysians may recall the episode when Scomi (controlled by PM Abdullah's son) was investigated for allegedly supplying Libya's nuclear weapons programme.

See BBC: Malaysia PM's son in nuclear link and CNN: Paper trail shows Malaysia ties
Apparently, Malaysian police cleared Scomi of allegations that Scomi knew the parts were bound for Libya and were intended for use in its nuclear weapons program.

The company claimed it thought the devices would be used in the oil and gas industry in Dubai
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Well, what else to expect but a skin-deep 'investigation' from our super-efficient Malaysian police force that was probably more inclined to swiftly put a lid on that episode and hope the rain will wash it away...

Hard luck, my friends...

Yesterday, Tokyo police arrested the president and four other employees of precision instrument maker Mitutoyo Corp. for allegedly exporting equipment with atomic weapons applications to a Malaysian firm that is suspected of dealing in the nuclear black market, officials said Friday.

Now, the ball bounces back again to the foot of the Malaysian prime minister...

As they say, you can run but you can't hide...

And, if Japan can arrest the top executives of the originating exporting firm Mitutoyo, are we to assume that Malaysia is not able to do likewise to the top executives of the middleman firm Scomi involved in the same illegal nuclear trade?

Enjoy the rest of the Japan Times article and judge for yourselves...