The investigate news site Sarawak Report has reported that Israeli intelligence assets have been used against it in an attempt to prevent publication of material concerning the billion dollar 1MDB theft.According to Sarawak Report:
It is plain that someone acting for (Khadem al Qubaisi , one of the figures at the centre of the 1MDB scandal) then turned to (one Frederic Lassagne) and then (Bernard Squarcini a former head of the French secret service ,DCRI). Exactly what role these private companies linked to Squarcini played in the various operations against Sarawak Report and its sources however remains unclear.
We only know that they called for surveillance and support from Israeli, Palestinian and Algerian secret service and former secret service contacts, in what Squarcini described as a “multi-faceted operation” in which “intermediaries” were added to the estimated costs by Squarcini.
According to Intelligence Online which has also reported the above matter, Khadem called on Mohammed Dahlan,the former head of Fatah intelligence in Gaza for help. Dahalan then turned to the former head of the Mossad, Meir Dagan for assistance. Dagan passed away in 2016,
The 1MDB theft involves mutliple layers of laundering and there is evidence to suggest that some of the money is being used to further Islamist and jihadi causes in for example Thailand, a favourite holiday destination for young Israelis.
Generally, Malaysia considers Israel an enemy nation, refusing to let even sports teams from Israel to compete in the country. It would be very careless for any Israeli , let alone members and former members of the intelligence community to frustrate attempts to recover the stolen billions and put away those responsible. In fact, it is in the interest of Israelis to ensure that these efforts succeed.