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SUVA, Fiji (Fijilive, March 4) – The man whose organization has promised more than FJ$11 billion [US$6.3 billion] to Fiji landowners, had one of his corporations registered in the imaginary entity of the Dominion of Melchizedek.

Ray Chhat Dam (reportedly a Thai national with U.S. citizenship) - alongside other individuals - was linked to an entity called the Consolidated Credit Bank Limited, which is said to have originally obtained a mail order bank license over the Internet from the Australian-based Dominion of Melchizedek.

The Dominion of Melchizedek is a so-called micro-nation with its own legislation and flag and is listed as being located in various parts of the Pacific Ocean islands and parts of Antarctica, and lays claim to a small island off Rotuma called Solkope.

The Dominion of Melchizedek was implicated in trying to separate Rotuma from Fiji in early 2000 after its leader David Korem visited Rotuma and had drafted a constitution and was planning to help it gain independence.

Dam's "Chief of Cabinet of the Office of International Treasury Control as well as his Special Envoy and Executor for His Excellency", Keith Scott, said a Consolidated Credit Bank was initially registered from Melchizedek and then it was shifted to "their own nation".

An Internet search of Consolidated Credit Bank Limited reveals that it is on the blacklist of at least one bank watch website. The bank's website has expired.

Scott admitted that the Consolidated Credit Bank had been registered with Melchizedek yet failed to divulge any details about its operations.

"Originally, the Consolidated Credit Bank was listed in the Dominion of Melchizedek. This is part of the normal process of the Melchizedekal system regardless of the secrecy of these assets. What happens is that everything runs under a concept of plausible deniability?

"Consolidated Credit Bank is not registered in the Dominion of Melchizedek. It was at one stage for certain technical purposes. The original license came from there and then we took it on under our own nation," Scott said.

Scott, who was scheduled to leave the country tonight, revealed this during the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between Office of International Treasury Control and Fiji's indigenous landowners earlier today.

Without showing any solid evidence of the establishment of his organization, Scott said Office of International Treasury Control resulted from a supposed paper he presented to the United States Federal Reserve in 1998, requesting that Dr. Dam be appointed as "the sole arbiter of the centralized wealth of the world, which was controlled under the Federal Reserve under the Bank of International Settlements".

This contradicted his earlier statement that his superior Dr. Dam was appointed on January 20, 1995, as the sole arbiter.

Scott said Office of International Treasury Control funds were held in a organization called the Institutional Parent Administration Account. Like the Office of International Treasury Control, there is no evidence of this organization on the Internet.

"The purpose of instituting the Office of International Treasury Control was to provide an administrative system in perpetuity, which will be able to exercise the management of these funds and their control," Scott said.

He said prior to today, Office of International Treasury Control was a secret organization and no one knew of its existence.

"The Office of International Treasury Control has been up until today a secret organization known by some particularly in the highest levels of banking. All our funds are held in the Institutional Parent Administration Account of the Federal Reserve System.

"Last night (Thursday Fiji time) I had Dr. Dam transfer the first US$3 billion."

Office of International Treasury Control had initially offered to provide indigenous landowners FJ$6 billion [US$3.4 billion], but during the signing of the Memorandum Of Understanding, he revealed that the US$3 billion was in additional funds.

"This is not the money for setting up the new bank. This is additional money of US$3 billion," Scott said.

When asked how his organization managed to arrange the transfer of US$3 billion, Scott responded, "Because I have the authority and the power to do that. We have the money and we can give it to anybody.

"Why don't you just wait and let the funds come into the Reserve Bank? I have already delivered the transfer documents.

"We don't ask the Federal Reserve to send the money, we instruct them."

The Dominion of Melchizedek has attempted for nearly a decade to become recognized amongst other nations as an independent nation, according to the free online encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

While some reports indicate the Dominion of Melchizedek owns no sovereign territory except for perhaps some obscure island territory, Dominion of Melchizedek is seeking independent nation status via ecclesiastical statehood, claiming what it believes is a status no different than what The Vatican obtained for its international recognition and relations with other nations.

The Dominion of Melchizedek was created in 1986 by Evan David Pedley and his son, Mark Logan Pedley. The latter also uses a number of pseudonyms, including "Tzemach Ben David Netzer Korem" and "Branch Vinedresser" (which is a rough English translation of the Hebrew). The Pedleys have published a translation of the Bible known as the Melchizedek Bible.

While its flag incorporates Christian, Jewish and Islamic symbols, the Dominion of Melchizedek has no established church or formally constituted religion, and most external observers reject the assertion of ecclesiastical sovereignty.

The Dominion of Melchizedek also claims Jerusalem as its homeland. The claim is based on the Biblical legend of Melchizedek, who is said to have been priest-king of Salem.

During the 1990s, Dominion of Melchizedek is said to have begun to claim sovereignty over a number of Pacific islands, all of which were already the possessions of recognized states. They include Taongi Atoll (an uninhabited possession of the Marshall Islands); Malpelo Island (a possession of Colombia, inhabited by a military garrison); Karitane Shoal (a reef submerged under 9 meters of water); Solkope Island (part of Fiji off Rotuma), and Clipperton Island (a possession of France). It also claims a large section of Antarctica. None of these claims is recognized by any established government.

The Dominion of Melchizedek website claims that it is a recognized sovereign entity. However, it has been described as "non-existent" by the United States Securities and Exchange Commission

The Dominion of Melchizedek is believed to have been established during the 1980s in the United States by residents of California, Virginia, Chicago, and Texas who saw "agents" being placed in Australia, Canada, The Philippines, Saipan, Guam, Japan, South Africa, Nigeria, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Switzerland, Belgium, Germany, Luxembourg, The Vatican, Latvia, Bulgaria, Hungary, Russia, Bulgaria, Bosnia, Chile, Peru, Belgium, and the Caribbean.

The Dominion of Melchizedek amongst other things has been establishing 'identity vehicles' such as banking licenses and passports for many entities and its associates for over 10-years.

March 6, 2006


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