Opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim has slammed Australia for making a bad move in its bid to hide the names of high-ranking Asian government officials in a bribery case before courts down under.
The PKR leader said such a ruling by the Australian court against the reporting of this case was bad governance, akin to hiding the truth and raised suspicion if it was aimed at protecting the interest of the powerful few.
No less than three generations of Malaysian prime ministers were implicated in the case, which alleges that several Securency and Note Printing Australia (NPA) agents had given millions in inducements to secure contracts to supply polymer banknotes to Malaysia, Vietnam, Indonesia, and other countries.
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Anwar: Bad move to gag bank notes bribery case
Such a ruling by the Australian court was akin to hiding the truth, he says.