1 – Nik Faisal Ariff Kamil – as alleged by WSJ as having the power of attorney to manage Dato’ Seri Najib’s account.
2 – Datuk Suboh Md Yassin
Company records obtained from Commission Companies of Malaysia (SSM) clearly show their "togetherness":
The same duo appeared in Gandingan Mentari Sdn. Bhd. the company that was alleged by WSJ and SR to transfer money from questionable sources that ended up in Prime Minister's Dato' Seri Najib's personal bank account.
My picture, adorning the red tie during the luncheon in the 6th annual Nuclear Power Asia 2015 conference. This was where and when I first got to know Datuk Suboh Md. Yassin as the chairman of MNPC before he was linked to 1MDB and SRC International Sdn. Bhd.
The other two are (1) Wie Hock Kiong and (2) Cheah Tek Kuang.
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We have to remember that in Lembaga Urusan Tabung Haji, three of its board members have sat in 1MDB's Board of Directors as well as at the Advisory Board:
Tan Sri Ismee Ismail, not only sits in 1MDB but also used to sit in the board of SRC International Sdn. Bhd along with Datuk Shahrol Halmi the former CEO of 1MDB:
“Mr Cheah Tek Kuang retires as the Group Managing Director of AmBank Group on 1 April 2012 and he will take on the new advisory role as Adviser to the Chairman’s Office, AmBank Group. Mr Cheah will be appointed Deputy Chairman of AmBank (M) Berhad and AmInvestment Bank Berhad respectively. Additionally, he will continue as Non-Executive Director of AmIslamic Bank Berhad.
As part of his duties as Adviser to the Chairman’s Office, Mr Cheah will provide guidance to Mr Ashok Ramamurthy as he transitions into his new position as Group Managing Director for three months, from April to June 2012. Effective 1st July, Mr Cheah will continue to serve as Adviser to the Chairman’s Office.
Tan Sri Azman added, “Cheah Tek Kuang has made a remarkable contribution to the Group. Over a 34 year-career, including 18 years as a Board member and senior executive, he has been instrumental in the growth of AmBank into one of Malaysia’s large and successful institutions. I know Ashok will continue to build on the very strong foundations laid by Cheah Tek Kuang.”
(source: BERNAMA - http://mrem.bernama.com/viewsm.php?idm=19322)
We can simply put that Cheah Tek Kuang is the right hand-man of Tan Sri Azman Hashim. His role in AmBank is very central and important. As reported by The Edge and many others, Ambank has been playing a significant role in 1MDB issuance of debt papers like bonds and sukuk.
Let us try evidence that below:
What could be the real motive for such appointment?
Source: refer here CIDB
Task No. 1: “To plan, spearhead & coordinate the implementation of nuclear energy development programme for Malaysia and to take the necessary action to realise the development of the first nuclear power plant in Malaysia”
Task No. 2: To ensure the development of nuclear infrastructure for the country is in line with International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) guidelines covering 19 key areas of national position, nuclear safety, management, funding & financing, legislative framework, safeguards, regulatory framework, radiation protection, electrical grid, human resource development, stakeholder involvement, site & supporting facilities, environmental protection, emergency planning, security & physical protection, nuclear fuel cycle, radioactive waste, industrial involvement, and procurement; and,
Task No. 3: To identify the company or special purpose vehicle (SPV) to be the owner and/or operator of nuclear power plant.
(source: refer to MNPC’s presentation that was uploaded into IAEA website)
Also mentioned since 2009 when 1MDB was still TIA, the Jho Low-linked company called PetroSaudi International was already in the picture waiting to do joint venture which occurred not in TIA but later when TIA was evolved into 1MDB:
World Nuclear News reported in 2011 that Malaysia is on the brink of "eventual deployment" of nuclear power project. Source: World Nuclear News
In 2010 as reported by The Star, Najib was awarded a historic bilateral meeting by the United States as "Najib is among more than 40 world leaders attending the summit but only one of two Asian leaders (meaning Najib) was granted a face-to-face meeting with Obama. The other leader is Chinese President Hu Jintao."
Alas, some of the findings pertaining to the seriousness of Malaysian government ambition under Dato' Seri Najib to pursue their own nuclear power program was eventually leaked into the public domain.
The journal paper on the most feasible locations of NPP in Johor can be read here.
Najib’s Samson Option will drag Malaysia down
Would 1MDB be part of this exercise by acquiring the profitable segment of power generation from TNB and throw nuclear power plant into the mix?