‘One Israel-1M’sia’: Anwar implicates Khairy’s old friend

By Rahmah Ghazali, Free Malaysia Today

Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim today submitted documentary evidence in Parliament to back his allegation about the link between US-based public relations firm Apco Worldwide, the ‘One Israel’ concept and the Malaysian government.

Explaining the matter in the Dewan Rakyat earlier, Anwar claimed that the government was first introduced to Apco by one Omar Mustapha, a close accquaintance of Najib.

“Omar was reported to have introduced Apco to the government as its consultant, and its (Apco’s) adviser was stationed in the Prime Minister’s Office after Najib took over as prime minister. But this did not go down well with some of the government officials,” he said.

According to him, there were two types of agreement that the Malaysian government signed with Apco last year, in order to “improve the government’s image”.

The strange part, he noted, was that the deal was not inked by any top government officials.

“It was signed by an officer and witnessed by the prime minister’s press secretary Tengku Sharifuddin Tengku Ahmad,” he claimed.

“This was way before (Najib’s) 1Malaysia was announced. Since its (Apco’s) duties are to provide ‘communications support’ to the Malaysian government, Apco may have worked with Najib on 1Malaysia,” he said.

Anwar also said that he would furnish documentary evidence to the speaker to substantiate his claim that Apco was appointed by the Israeli government under then prime minister Ehud Barak in 1992 for the ‘One Israel’ campaign.