Friday, August 31, 2007



Malaysia’s independence on Aug 31st 1957, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi said, was the result of the sacrifices and struggles made by the rakyat who were united in one spirit.

"The success of our country is built upon our combined efforts. This approach must be practised in overcoming issues that may bring about hardship, confusion and tension among the people," he said.

"The road to success may be tough but it is also filled with opportunities that we must take advantage of to succeed," he said in his speech at Dataran Merdeka yesterday.

A success story 'Made in Malaysia'

There are countries that want to learn from Malaysia, to emulate what it has achieved since its independence in 1957, writes DON McKINNON.

A star of Southeast Asia, one of the region’s most vibrant economies, the product of decades of industrial growth and political stability, Malaysia’s independence is indelible, its achievements acclaimed, its momentum immense.

The Commonwealth joins the rest of the world in saluting Malaysia’s 50 years of nationhood, and in standing alongside it to face the new challenges that might never have seemed possible to an excited — if drenched — crowd, that day half a century ago.

Malaysia’s economic growth is in no small measure due to the foreign investors’ confidence that it is a place that is safe to invest in. It is also due to the endeavour and ingenuity of Malaysian citizens, who have harnessed the power and potential of industry and technology to turn raw materials into compound products for export, and to use human skills to assemble the electronic components that drive so many of the world’s computers. Petroleum and liquefied gas; chemicals and additives; rubber, wood and textile products; disk drives: All bear the reputable stamp, "Made in Malaysia".

The spirit of MALAYSIA BOLEH!

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Eve of Merdeka at exactly 12 midnight - location :Dataran Merdeka, Kuala Lumpur.

Keranamu Malaysia

Buruh, nelayan dan juga petani
Gaya hidup kini dah berubah
Anak-anak terasuh mindanya
Lahir generasi bijak pandai

Pakar IT, pakar ekonomi
Jaguh sukan dan juga jutawan
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Kejayaan semakin hampiri
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Latest Updates - E-Gold Excange temporarily sieze all operation
Three days ago, i received an email from an e-gold exchange,

We are one of the few exchangers still accepting e-Gold and will temporarily seize all operations with e-Gold .Ltd, in the following week to come due to the pending case [e-Gold vs. US Government], please read below:

[Following a two-and-a-half year investigation, federal prosecutors charged online payment service E-Gold, its parent company Gold & Silver Reserve, and its three owners with four counts of violating the U.S. laws restricting funds transfers and money laundering, according to an indictment unsealed on Friday.] read more at:

UPDATE - Following a two-and-a-half year investigation, federal prosecutors charged online payment service E-Gold, its parent company Gold & Silver Reserve, and its three owners with four counts of violating the U.S. laws restricting funds transfers and money laundering, according to an indictment unsealed on Friday.

The court filing claims that the companies' owners -- Dr. Douglas L. Jackson of Satellite Beach, Fla., Reid A. Jackson of Melbourne, Fla., and Barry K. Downey of Woodbine, Md. -- knowingly allowed criminals to use the service and profited from others' crimes. The indictment further claims that, because the service requires no identity verification outside of an e-mail address, E-Gold became the preferred method of payment for online scammers, identity thieves, and child pornographers.

"Douglas Jackson and his associates operated a sophisticated and widespread international money remitting business, unsupervised and unregulated by any entity in the world, which allowed for anonymous transfers of value at a click of a mouse," Jeffrey Taylor, U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia, said in a statement. "Not surprisingly, criminals of every stripe gravitated to E-Gold as a place to move their money with impunity."

The digital-cash service denied the charges against the company and its owners and took particular exception to the government's allegations that the E-Gold service knowingly aided child pornographers.

The indictment comes as e-payment companies are increasingly being used by online criminals to transfer the profits of their crimes. Using services such as E-Gold and WebMoney, groups that control malicious bot programs have offered to pay Webmasters and anyone with control of compromised Web sites typically $80 to $85 per 1,000 installs, according to sites advertising such partnerships. A number of groups that appear to be from China and Eastern Europe use the compromised Web sites to host nearly invisible IFRAME tags, which link to the attacker's site and infect visitor's computers.

E-Gold has become a popular way -- and possibly, the most popular way -- for online identity thieves, bot masters and fraudsters to transfer money.

Online criminals have tried to sell stolen bank account credentials, credit-card numbers, denial-of-service attacks, and even the holographic dove stickers needed to make counterfeit credit cards, designating E-Gold as the method of payment, said Mikko Hyppönen, chief research officer for antivirus firm F-Secure.

"E-Gold is anonymous and irreversible, which makes it attractive to the the underground as a method of payment," Hyppönen said.

In 2005, the company advertised that in one 24-hour period it transfered more than $6.36 million between E-Gold members accounts, a rate that would add up to more than $2 billion annually.

The company, founded by Dr. Jackson, a board-certified oncologist, and Downey in 1996, was raided in December 2005 by FBI and Secret Service agents. At the time, the U.S. government seized about $800,000 in assets from E-Gold's parent company G&SR, according to Dr. Jackson. On Friday, law enforcement agents seized another $762,000 from E-Gold and $736,000 from G&SR, stated Dr. Jackson in the e-mail statement sent to SecurityFocus.

The indictment filed on Friday names the U.S. Secret Service as the primary investigators on the case with the aid of the FBI and the Internal Revenue Service.
"The advent of new electronic currency systems increases the risk that criminals, and possibly terrorists, will exploit these systems to launder money and transfer funds globally to avoid law enforcement scrutiny and circumvent banking regulations and reporting,” James E. Finch, assistant director of the FBI’s Cyber Division, said in a statement. "The FBI will continue to work closely with the Department of Justice and our federal and international law enforcement partners to aggressively investigate and prosecute any, and all, persons or organizations that use these systems to facilitate child pornography distribution, to support organized crime, and to perpetrate financial crimes.”

E-Gold's parent company, Gold & Silver Reserve, is a Delaware corporation, but the company claims the payment service is based in Nevis, West Indies. In the indictment, investigators stated that all the company's files and assets are based in Melbourne, Fla.

United States authorities have obtained a restraining order against the companies' owners to prevent them from moving their assets as well as warrants enabling law enforcement agents to seize more than 58 accounts.

Federal prosecutors have charged the company and its owners with one count of conspiracy to launder monetary instruments, one count of conspiracy to operate an unlicensed money transmitting business, one count of operating an unlicensed money transmitting business and one count of transmitting money without a license. The money laundering conspiracy charge has a maximum sentence of 20 years, while the three other charges each carry a maximum penalty of 5 years in prison.

The charges of conspiracy to launder money and conspiracy to transfer money without a license allow the U.S. to seize all assets resulting from the profit of the alleged crime.

UPDATE: The article was updated with comments and information from E-Gold founder and CEO Douglas Jackson, denying the charges against the company and its owners and, in particular, criticizing federal prosecutors for alleging that the company aided child pornographers.


This doesn't surprise me. What surprises me is that nobody has busted Western Union yet. With regards to fraud, E-Gold is big, but Western Union is much bigger. Does *anyone here* understand what the difference is between a financial service like Western Union, which is registered, licensed and reports its transactions to the relevant jurisdictions, and eGold, which is unlicensed and allows people to move money without any recorded evidence of the activity?

I'll give you a hint: one is much harder for law enforcement to investigate abuses of, and therefore a bigger target for shutdowns. And it's not Western Union.


Dollar Falls. Gold Raises. E-Gold Targeted.
It was the intention by the secret services to taint e-gold beyond its ability to conduct business. The link to child pornography was clearly designed to terminate the business. A dead giveaway that the powers that be are out for the juggler. I?m surprised they didn?t go further and falsely link e-gold to Osama bin liner though they did falsely link e-gold to terrorism in a round about way. E-gold is subjected to a modern day witch hunt. In a witch hunt its not about who is right and who is wrong. It?s more about right rests with might.


I've been an e-gold account holder for a long time and in my experience e-gold has always done it's best to prevent it's service from being used for crime. If some criminal payments were made, I highly doubt e-gold had any knowledge of it. Whenever e-gold had reason to believe an account was involved in criminal activity they would freeze it.


I suspect this case is bullshit and in fact it is the government agents that are committing the crime -- stealing money from a legitimate private business. And the theft is two-fold, first grab was all the taxpayer money used to pay investigators, second grab is the theft from e-gold. The real question is how can we end the current dictatorship and prevent further abuses of government power?