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M’sia won’t accept claims without proof

KUALA KLAWANG, 16 Jan 2009: The Foreign Ministry will ask for a full report from the US State Department over the claims that the Scomi Group chief executive officer had been slapped with sanctions over his alleged involvement in a nuclear-smuggling network.

Minister Datuk Seri Dr Rais Yatim said Malaysia would not accept the allegations without proof.

“We will wait for the official report from the parties that conducted the investigations,” he told Bernama here.

He said the government would carry out its own investigations to ascertain whether the claims had any basis.

Rais was asked to comment on an article in The Straits Times, Singapore, that Scomi CEO, Shah Hakim @ Shahzanim Zain, was designated by the US State Department along with 12 other individuals for their alleged involvement in nuclear proliferation.

Shah Hakim had denied that he was involved in any further investigation into the alleged nuclear proliferation network since 2004.

In a statement issued by Scomi today, Shah Hakim also said that he was not notified of the action taken by the US State Department against him. — Bernama


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2 Responses to “M’sia won’t accept claims without proof”

  1. PM says:

    If the Malaysian government will not accept the allegations without proof, then why is it that they can arrest their own people (eg. Raja Petra Kamarudin, Teresa Kok and the Sin Chew news reporter) under ISA without proof? To me, smuggling nuke stuff has more serious global consequences, and is much much worse than what RPK and Teresa were alleged to have done and what the reporter reported, f the material falls into the wrong hands. So if anything, the use of the ISA now is most appropriate and it should be used to arrest the CEO of Scomi so as to facilitate a much more thorough investigation with other government agencies with an interest in this case. Syed Hamid Albar, where are you?

  2. soulsberry says:

    But the Malaysian government can detain her rakyat under ISA without any proof! Now, tell me about it!

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