Datuk V works on getting name out of Interpol’s list
PETALING JAYA: Datuk Vijayeswaran S. Vijayaratnam is back home. After spending three weeks in a lock-up and another two months under house arrest in an apartment, he was cleared by the district court of south Jakarta.
The 46-year-old group managing director of QI Limited found his name and photograph in Interpol’s Red Notice following police reports lodged by two of his Filipino partners.
He was arrested in Jakarta on May 3 this year.
He was brought to the district court for an extradition hearing to move him to the Philippines to face charges in connection with a US$50 million (about RM170 million) alleged fraud case dating back nine years.
"I was optimistic that justice will prevail as I am innocent. Although it took three months to clear my name, I was willing to wait for the law to take its course," he said.
He was released on July 31 after the court rejected an extradition order on the grounds that the matter was a civil case involving a financial agreement.
Vijayeswaran said, initially, the police were harsh and rude.
"They treated me like a criminal even though they had little idea of what the case was all about. My arrest was based on information from the Interpol and had nothing to do with my business activities in Indonesia."
He added that when the authorities received more information from the Philippines, including the fact that the fraud case was 10 years old, the authorities were kinder and allowed him to move into an apartment within the police complex.
He held meetings with friends and associates at the apartment as security was lax and people were allowed to visit him. His wife, who arrived from Kuala Lumpur stayed in the apartment during his "house arrest".
He said his lawyers were working towards removing his name from the Interpol Red Notice.
He said while in Jakarta, more allegations were heaped on him, including that he had cheated former Indonesian president Abdurrahman Wahid or Gus Dur and his family.
Vijayeswaran was alleged to have used his multi-level marketing network to solicit funds from followers of Nahdlatul Ulama.
"Some people in Jakarta wanted to see me fall. Gus Dur eventually came forward to clear the air."
Vijayeswaran’s company, which is based in Hong Kong, has branches in 30 countries, from Australia to Brazil. Its regional office is in Petaling Jaya.
It is a multinational multi-level marketing company with 2.5 million customers world- wide.
He is also an author and motivational speaker.
After the court’s decision on July 31, an elated Vijayeswaran and his wife went to the apartment and started packing their bags immediately. They caught a flight to Kuala Lumpur the next day.
"The police sent us off to the airport, which was a nice gesture.
"During my detention, I embarked on a health regime — swimming 50 to 60 laps a day and working out in the gymnasium in the apartment."
Vijayeswaran, who said that he wants to move on with his life, was unhappy about certain press reports.
"I was disappointed with some press reports about me. The facts were wrong."
NEWS -- CEO OF Q1 LTD WAS ARRESTED
Datuk wanted in RM308m fraud case
By : Alang Bendahara
KUALA LUMPUR: Businessman Datuk Vijayeswaran S. Vijayaratnam, who was arrested in Jakarta last week, is wanted in connection with a US$90 million (RM308m) fraud case in the Philippines.
Indonesian police are co-ordinating with their Filipino counterparts to extradite him to Quezon City where a warrant of arrest has been issued against him for a nine-year-old case.
The warrant is for fraud and conspiracy, according to the Interpol website.
The 46-year-old is the group managing director of QI Limited, which is based in Hong Kong with branches in 30 countries from Australia to Brazil. Its regional office in Malaysia is in Petaling Jaya.
According to sources close to Vijayeswaran, the businessman had ventured into a business deal in the Philippines in 1998, but it turned sour.
His Filipino partners allegedly filed a civil suit against him. This was eventually converted into a criminal case. It is learnt that there is no bail for the charges.
At press time, his lawyers and senior company officials, who are in Jakarta, were fighting moves to extradite him.
Vijayeswaran, who was awarded a Datukship from Pahang, was posted on Interpol’s wanted list on April 2 under the "red notice".
The "red notice" circulates the warrant worldwide with the request that the wanted person be arrested for the purpose of extradition.
On Thursday night, Vijayeswaran was picked up by police in Jakarta, along with three senior personnel of QI Limited, at a five-star hotel.
The three were identified as Joseph Bismark, Donna Marie Imson and Tagumpay Kintanar, all from the Philippines.
It is learnt that after his failed business bid in 1998, Vijayeswaran started QI Limited.
According to its website, QI Limited is a diversified organisation involved in varied business sectors, including retailing, travel and leisure, luxury products, interactive marketing, telecom and technology products, financial services, corporate investments, media, training, education and business consulting.
The company also made a name for itself as one of the world’s largest providers of limited-edition numismatics, fine gold and diamond jewellery, as well as "distinctive timepieces and stylish writing instruments".
As more QI subsidiaries have emerged, QuestNet was created to support the group’s burgeoning customer base.
Vijayeswaran ventured back to Malaysia by investing in several state and federal projects.
In 2000, however, his company here, GoldQuest International, had a run-in with the law.
The company’s country ma- nager, Tony Teoh Boon Sir, was charged with operating a direct selling company without a valid licence.
It is learnt that the charge, filed by the Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry, was dropped several years later.
Last night, QI group director of finance Richard E. Zinkiewicz issued a statement on the arrest of Vijayeswaran and three others, saying that to date, there had not been any hearing in any court on the entire merits of the case against any of the individuals.
"The case is currently pending further determination before the Court of Appeal in the Philippines.
"We wish to reiterate that the case is in no way related to the business activities of any of the companies of the group."
He also claimed that the issues relating to the matters reported, including in respect of Indonesia and one of QI’s businesses, had been overstated and inaccurate.
"We are certain that in due course, the truth will unfold and all events will be presented in their correct perspective as opposed to the regrettable manner in which they have currently been stated."
Zinkiewicz also confirmed that the company and its representatives were co-operating fully with Interpol in Indonesia on the matter.
Source:New Straits Times, Malaysia
QuestNet is a USD1 Billion turnover company. Obviously it attracts bigger dogs. That’s how “unnamed Datuk” can end up in front page. Isn’t that silly? Shouldn’t that be the first thing to put up? A name. Haven’t they gotten all the facts right before putting up something in the front page? Is front page that cheap nowadays?
Obviously I am with QuestNet. I have been in the business for one year plus now. So far no one died or committed suicide in my network yet? It’s business as usual. Bio Disc, the seemingly overpriced piece of glass is still selling like hot cakes.
Frankly speaking, I was a sceptic too when I first knew about the “expensive glass”. It took me a while to realise how powerful it is. Well, it’s kind of like explaining how salt taste like if you have not tasted salt before. It’s impossible.
There are only two types of people in this world. One that “judge” before they understand… or we call them “prejudice”. It’s ok to be a sceptic but at least be an informed sceptic. If you already know it all, please don’t go. If you are the other type and you don’t mind finding out how you can save lots of money on medical bills, please go for the demo.
When was the last time you heard of a wellness product that doesn’t require maintenance and can last for at least 15 years. Not only that, if you are a real scrooge, you can share the Bio Disc with your whole village if you want to. The energy from this amazing product just doesn’t turn off and you can’t overuse the Bio Disc! Isn’t that value for money?
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
This company is legal very much. There is no doubt. Here are few evidences
Singapore is the toughest Anti-MLM-Pyramid-law country in the world. In Singapore this company successfully ruining and
The company registration authority is called Accounting & Corporate Regulatory Authority
Click this link for Questnet and you will find the status as live. Click this link with GoldQuest the status will be Live.
Business / Company / LLP / PAC / PAF Name
Status on Register
QUESTNET LTD (BRANCH OFFICE SINGAPORE)
f.k.a GOLDQUEST INTERNATIONAL LTD
f.k.a means "formerly known as"
Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority of Singapore All Rights Reserved.
If we search for GoldQuest then the result will be
Business / Company / LLP / PAC / PAF Name
Status on Register
GOLDQUEST INTERNATIONAL LTD
n.k.a QUESTNET LTD (BRANCH OFFICE SINGAPORE)
1. n.k.a means "now known as"
2. f.k.a means "formerly known as"
Tell me one good reason why it is not banned there? I can tell n number of reasons what is going in Iran,Sirlanka etc...
GoldQuest/QuestNet will successfully will come out of the legal battle in all the countries very soon.
Friends, the FOURTH WAVE ECONOMY is more powerful than what we think. Pls always get the authenticated messages FROM GOVERNMENT SOURCES that I send like the above codes. I have more info. With my hard work i have gathered all the complete details[ allover the world ] and enjoying the benefits from QuestNet/GoldQuest/Qi-ltd.
Go to some private consulting company and pay some money and get a clean report. I paid ,got a full report, convinced and then I joined.
That is why many are making good profits in this business.
My sincere request, never believe in opinions, mails and website. Get the government info and details and join QuestNet/GoldQuest - The revolution in 21st century.