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Najib’s former PR man hiding in Israel

November 13, 2019

Paul Stadlen is facing money laundering charges in Malaysia involving about RM15 million. (Bernama pic)

PETALING JAYA: A British citizen once hired by former prime minister Najib Razak for public relations work is hiding in Israel as he evades attempts by British police to extradite him to Malaysia to face money laundering charges, The Edge reports today citing sources.

The financial daily said Paul Stadlen, who has been charged in absentia with money laundering involving RM14.3 million, had gone to Israel in the middle of the year.

Following an extradition request made by Malaysia, the Westminister Magistrates’ Court in London issued a warrant of arrest for Stadlen on Oct 10, but attempts by the police to get him failed.

It was then discovered that he had fled to Israel,” the daily reported.

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) previously said that Stadlen, who headed international public relations firm Apco Worldwide’s Malaysian operations, had left the country before the May 9 polls last year.

Stadlen reportedly was offered a six-month stint worth US$420,000 to advise the Najib administration.


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  1. Hi Ewoon, Try this –

    it is also the second largest independently owned PR firm in the United States.[2][3] Headquartered in Washington, D.C., APCO was founded in 1984 by Margery Kraus, who is now the firm’s Executive Chairman.[4

    On March 30, 2010, Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim alleged in the Malaysian parliament (the Dewan Rakyat) that the 1Malaysia concept was mirrored after “One Israel” concept and designed by Mindteams Sdn Bhd, a branch in Malaysia of APCO Worldwide.

    He alleged that APCO also created the One Israel concept in 1999 for then Israeli’s Prime Minister Ehud Barak.[23]

    Both APCO and the Barisan Nasional government stated that Anwar’s allegation was untrue. Malaysian lawmakers have tabled a motion to censure Anwar for misleading the Parliament over his 1Malaysia-One Israel allegations which was passed by the Parliament on April 22, 2010.[24]

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