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AP: Nuclear Financier Has Ties to Malaysia

A Sri Lankan accused of being the chief financial officer for an international nuclear black market sat on the board of a company owned by the Malaysian prime minister’s only son, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press. The connection indicates that alleged senior members of the network established by Abdul Qadeer Khan, the father of Pakistan’s nuclear bomb, were able to woo partners in the highest levels of society. In the Malaysian case, the partners said they had no idea deals were being made to fashion parts that could be used to make nuclear weapons. The companies involved have cut ties with the Sri Lankan, Buhary Syed Abu Tahir and his wife, Nazimah. The documents, obtained by AP through searches of public files, reveal a paper trail through privately held companies that outlines ties between the prime minister’s son, Kamaluddin Abdullah, and Tahir and his Malaysian wife. Full Story

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