Mahathir’s Buenos Aires-Montevideo hideout

Another Brick in the Wall

No writer’s block.

Just malas mood to sit and type away on a table. That is till a friend complained of looking at Abu Juling face on the blog. Whichever way he give his political support, he is too tarnished to be of political value.

The legal discussion on the CJ appointment is interesting but Tan Sri Johan Jaafar’s column in The Star here on Tun Dr Mahathir’s 1997 trip to South America in the midst of the currency crisis storm is an window of opportunity not to be missed.

It is tge awaited lead to uncover more of Buenos Aires to Mahathir in the scheme of things today. It answers why certain things happen in a certain way.

Ann Clwyd and AP Arumugam 

More so Mahathir decided to bring a character from the past, Ann Clwyd into his 1MDB battle.

The Labour MP had a mysterious past and traces back to the Pergau, arms deal, and familar names like Balfour Beatty, Trafalgar, GEC et al. linked to Tan Sri AP Arumugam (read back here and Msia Digest here).

Ananda Krishnan is openly known as the Indian crony of Mahathir.

Unknown ti many today but only to those that underwent through the period is another powerful Indian by the name of Tan Sri Appavoo Packiri Arumugam.

He is strongly believed to be Mahathir’s proxy to allegedly collect commission and kickbacks for government major purchases and supplies of infrastructure projects.

Free Malaysia Today wrote “AP Arumugam, middlemen defined” but it is not available in FMT portal but in an old forum page here.

Any supply of generators to TNB – be it from GEC or ABB – will have to go through him via Mahkota Technologies.

Bet with anyone’s salary that it is for and behalf of Mahathir and not for Yayasan Kepimpinan Perdana.

The low profile Arumugam emerged in the local market as Hibiscus in 2011 (Read The Star here). Likely consolidating his businesses and floating for a purpose. Perhaps making way for his son (The Star here).

Missing from the posting is the explanation for below:

The company concerned is Biwater.

Without much track record, Biwater managed to secure water projects in Malaysia. It is believed Dennis Thatcher is involved in the deal and suitcase was exchange.

Today, Biwater in Malaysia is synonymous with Antah-Biwater.

Mahathir’s Argentine hideout  

Returning back to Johan Jaafar’s South American trip.