This was at a time when the CIA had decided to destabilise Indonesia. Sukarno was seen by the CIA as not being sufficiently pro-American.
On 16 October 2003, the Malaysian prime Minister, Dr Mahathir told a summit of Islamic leaders that 'Jews rule the world by proxy. They get others to fight and die for them.' ( - Malaysia apologises for Mahathir's 'Jews rule world' remark - www ...)
This speech may be linked to what appear to be recent attempts to destabilise Malaysia.
On 1 January 2008, Malaysian Health Minister Chua Soi Lek admitted that he is the person who appears in two widely circulated DVDs of an unmarried couple having sex. ( I am the one in the sex DVD, says Chua )
Mr Chua said he had taken no part in the making of film which is apparently CCTV footage taken in a hotel.
Current Prime Minister Abdullah Badawi has been facing a number of difficulties.