Saturday, May 29, 2004

Scomi Nuclear Link, BSA Tahir Arrester Under ISA

Malaysia arrests Sri Lankan businessman linked to illegal nuke trade

Kyodo World News Service
Dateline: KUALA LUMPUR, May 29
Malaysian authorities have arrested a suspected middleman in the international nuclear weapons black market, local newspapers reported Saturday.

Buhary Seyed Abu Tahir, 44, a Sri Lankan-born businessman based in Dubai, was detained Friday under the Internal Security Act, the New Straits Times said quoting unnamed sources.

He could be held for two years at the Kamunting detention center in the state of Perak.

Tahir had previously been interrogated by the police but was let go. Police had said he had done nothing wrong, but now he was deemed to be "a security threat to national security," the daily said.

In February, the police ...