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Malaysian Company Tied to Nuclear Trade Network

A publicly traded Malaysian oil and gas conglomerate that supplied high-quality nuclear components to Libya is the latest link to emerge in a rogue nuclear trading network stretching back to Abdul Qadeer Khan, the creator of Pakistan’s atom bomb. The components were made by Scomi Precision Engineering of Selangor, Malaysia, a subsidiary of Scomi Group Berhad, Malaysian and Western investigators and the company said Wednesday. The parts were shipped to a company in Dubai in four consignments between December 2002 and August 2003, Scomi Group said in a statement. Scomi Group’s largest shareholder is the son of Prime Minister Abdullah Badawi, Kamaluddin Abdullah. The prime minister’s son, who is 35, has no management role in the company and does not sit on the board. Full Story

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