Saturday, 2 August 2014


    • The court-issued gag order follows the secret 19 June 2014 indictment of
      seven senior executives from subsidiaries of Australia's central bank,
      the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA). The case concerns allegations of
      multi-million dollar inducements made by agents of the RBA subsidiaries
      Securency and Note Printing Australia in order to secure contracts for
      the supply of Australian-style polymer bank notes to the governments of
      Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam and other countries.

      suppression order lists 17 individuals, including "any current or
      former Prime Minister of Malaysia", “Truong Tan San, currently President
      of Vietnam", "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" and 14 other senior officials and
      relatives from those countries, who specifically may not be named in
      connection with the corruption investigation.WikiLeaks' publisher Julian
      Assange said about the order:

      "With this order, the worst in living memory, the Australian
      government is not just gagging the Australian press, it is blindfolding
      the Australian public. This is not simply a question of the Australian
      government failing to give this international corruption case the public
      scrutiny it is due. Foreign Minister Julie Bishop must explain why she
      is threatening every Australian with imprisonment in an attempt to cover
      up an embarrassing corruption scandal involving the Australian

      "The concept of 'national security' is not meant to serve as a
      blanket phrase to cover up serious corruption allegations involving
      government officials, in Australia or elsewhere. It is in the public
      interest for the press to be able to report on this case, which concerns
      the subsidiaries of the Australian central bank. Who is brokering our
      deals, and how are we brokering them as a nation? Corruption
      investigations and secret gag orders for 'national security' reasons are
      strange bedfellows. It is ironic that it took Tony Abbott to bring the
      worst of 'Asian Values' to Australia." #GERINDRAbergerak #GerindraNTT #PrabowoPresiden #KenaliPILIH

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