On 2 February, Haaretz reported that an investigation by Al Jazeera into corruption in Bangladesh revealed that it purchased surveillance technology produced by an Israeli company, despite the fact that the 2 countries do not have diplomatic relations.  Al Jazeera’s report details how the sale was orchestrated through a middleman in Thailand; and show that despite the fact that the company is registered in Israel, Israel is not the country of origin for the sale, but rather Hungary.  The middleman is said to be a called James Moloney, an Irish national, who owns a company called Sovereign Systems, which is registered in Singapore, though he himself is based in Bangkok.

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Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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