There's No Smoke Without Fire! His Datukship should be revoked while investigations must be carried out. This is not something that we should close an eye to. It's detrimental to our country's position in the world.
ALOR STAR: Businessman Datuk Shazryl Eskay Abdullah says an article on WikiLeaks website, which claimed that he was a "mafia leader" is not true.
The article WikiLeaks: Eskay had dealings with insurgents, revealed details of Eskay's involvement in dealing with Thai Malay separatists. It was based on a meeting between Eskay and a United States' political counsellor Mark D. Clark in Langkawi on Feb 5, 2006. The meeting details were sent to the US State Department via a confidential cable, which was then leaked by WikiLeaks to blogger Raja Petra Kamarudin.
Raja Petra published the leaked cable in Malaysiakini website yesterday. Shazryl, who is also one of the "Datuk T" trio who revealed a sex video allegedly featuring an opposition leader, said what was published was "incomplete" and part of a peace proposal for southern Thailand between the Malaysian and Thai governments on Feb 14, 2006."Mark came to see me on Feb 5 and the details given to him were 'premature' or were made prior to the signing of the peace proposal 10 days later. He knew about the proposal and he would have gotten a clearer picture if he had met me after the proposal signing.
"The heading for the article is definitely misleading and gives the impression that I am a mafia leader and that it also shed a bad light on the Malaysian and Thai governments," he said at his house in Naka yesterday.Clark had revealed Eskay's knowledge of the separatists' movement, which include "the use of Malaysia as a safe haven", "younger generation separatists entering Malaysia, particularly when the situation became 'too hot'" and "young insurgents given jobs at Thai restaurants and in rubber estates", among others.