Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) shakes hands with
Malaysia's Prime Minister Najib Razak during a meeting on the sidelines of the
Russia-ASEAN summit in Sochi on May 19, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / Host Photo Agency / -
The Trump-Najib meeting will add to speculation that Donald Trump colluded with the Russians to get himself elected.
That any person under investigation by the FBI and the DOJ for what has been described as the biggest case of money laundering ever would be invited anywhere near the White House would raise concerns within any government , but here there is a further ,larger complication.
Malaysia has had good relations with Russia going back to at least the early 70s, and Najib has only enhanced that relationship.
The fact that Putin has been able to count on Najib to frustrate Australian and Dutch attempts to properly prosecute the downing of Malaysia's MH 17 ought to have made that obvious to even to the casual observer.
That Najib would then be invited to the White House despite being under investigation by the FBI and DOJ ,while Trump and his associates are under investigation by the FBI and others for colluding with the Russians to have himself elected as president raises all sorts of questions, which one would assume Trump would rather they never be raised.
And then there is the further complication of Najib and close associates being investigated by French prosecutors for bribery in connection to the award of submarines to France's DCNS (since renamed Naval Group).That matter has been linked to the murder of Mongolian model Altantuya Shaariibuu .
Ms Shaariibuu was murdered in Kuala Lumpur while demanding her share of commissions on contracts for the purchase or Russian MIGs.
Not surprising then that there is strong speculation that Trump has been a beneficiary of Najib's stolen billions.