Secret gag order names Pak Lah, ‘Noni’, Najib, Dr M, Daim, Rafidah – WikiLeaks

The concept of ‘national security’ is not meant to serve as a blanket phrase to cover up serious corruption allegations involving government officials… It is in the public interest for the press to be able to report on this case.

Abdullah Ahmad Badawi and his sister-in-law “Noni”, as well as Najib Tun Razak, Mahathir Mohamad, Daim Zainuddin and others, are named in an Australian court order that censors the Australian press from reportng on a corruption case about printing of Malaysian bank notes, the whistleblower site WikiLeaks has revealed.

The order also bans the mention of the initials “PM”, “DPM”, and “FM” (for Finance Minister); and:

  • any current or former Prime Minister of Malaysia;
  • any current or former Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia;
  • any current or former Finance Minister of Malaysia

Does gag order apply to Anwar Ibrahim too?

By implication the order could also ban any mention of Anwar Ibrahim, who was once deputy prime minister and finance minister in Mahathir Mohamad’s government, but the order itself does not name him.

Because of that plastic RM5 note

[Photos: Bank Negara]

[Photos: Bank Negara]

The Malaysians named

  • Mohammad Najib Abdul Razak, currently Prime Minister (since 2009) and Finance Minister (since 2008) of Malaysia;
  • Abdullah Ahmad Badawi (also known as Pak Lah), a former Prime Minister (2003 – 2009) and Finance Minister (2003 – 2008) of Malaysia;
  • Puan Noni (also knows as Ms/Madame Noni, or Nonni), a sister-in-law of Abdullah Ahmad Badawi;
  • Mahathir Mohamed, a former Prime Minister (1981 – 2003) and Finance Minister (2001 – 2003) of Malaysia;
  • Daim Zainuddin, a former Finance Minister of Malaysia (1984 – 1991; 1999 – 2001);
  • Rafidah Aziz, a former Trade Minister of Malaysia (1987 – 2008);
  • Hamid Albar, a former Minister for Foreign Affairs (1999 – 2008) and Minister of Home Affairs (2008 – 2009) of Malaysia

Indonesian and Vietnamese officials

  • Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (also known as SBY), currently President of Indonesia (since 2004);
  • Megawati Sukarnoputri (also known as Mega), a former President of Indonesia (2001 – 2004) and current leader of the PDI-P political party;
  • Laksamana Sukardi, a former Indonesian minister (2001 – 2004; in Megawati Sukarnoputri’s goverment);
  • Truong Tan San, currently President of Vietnam (since 2011);
  • Nguyen Tan Dung, currently Prime Minister of Vietnam (since 2006);
  • Le Duc Thuy, a Former Chairman of the National Financial Supervisory Committee (2007 – 2011) and a former Governor of the State Bank of Vietnam (1999 – 2007); and
  • Nong Duc Manh, a former General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam (2001 – 2011).

The court order, known as a “super-injunction” also bans mentioning the gag itself, or even that someone had applied for a gag; it was described by WikiLeaksas unprecedented in Australia.

The supression order forbids any discloures, by publication or otherwise, of any information relating to the court case by anyone, including the Australian media, ensuring complete secrecy around the largest corruption case in Australia.

The order also forbids any disclosures about the order itself, and specifically commands no mention be made of the affirmed affidavit submitted to the court by Gillian Bird, a career diplomat, currently appointed as a deputy Secretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT). Bird is one of Australia’s most senior and experienced diplomats and is responsible for relations with South East Asia which is why her affidavit, currently held sealed by the court, is so important.”

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2 thoughts on “Secret gag order names Pak Lah, ‘Noni’, Najib, Dr M, Daim, Rafidah – WikiLeaks

  1. This is how the politicians who squander wealth and at the same time claim high moral ground work their dishonesty. This is probably the tip of the iceberg, who know what else exist in the closet. They are vicious as their corruption and while talking religion they pitch one against the other and the ignorant public go along divided. Do you see why they have draconian laws and even talk about Islamic laws to control the public and keep them bullied by drastic laws. Always pay attention that the Human Race, who are by far the most dangerous, arrogant, greedy, selfish, destructive, stupid, ignorant, uncaring and spiteful species to ever evolve.

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