Najib’s Mystery Millions Caught in US Seizure?


August 23, 2016 Najib’s Mystery Millions Caught in US Seizure? by John Berthelsen http://www.asiasentinel.com Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak may have lost a huge chunk of the fabled US$681 million that was allegedly steered to him from the scandal-plagued 1Malaysia Development Bhd fund, according to sources in Kuala Lumpur.  The money appears to have been … Continue reading

The Hyenas, Vultures and Maggots of 1MDB


August 23, 2016 The Hyenas, Vultures and Maggots of 1MDB by Dr. M. Bakri Musa, Morgan-Hill, California 1MDB is not yet a bloated carcass (it is bloated only with debt) and already the hyenas, vultures and maggots are feasting with glee. In the wild, hyenas and vultures wait till their prey is dead, and maggots, … Continue reading

After South China Sea Ruling – Good Fences or Good Neighbours


August 22, 2016 After South China Sea Ruling – Good Fences or Good Neighbours: Implications for Maritime Boundaries by Sam Bateman https://www.rsis.edu.sg/rsis-publication/rsis/co16199-after-south-china-sea-ruling-good-fences-or-good-neighbours-implications-for-maritime-boundaries/#.V7q_CSRQTTp The 12 July 2016 arbitral tribunal ruling in The Hague has specified that there are no islands in the Spratly group capable of generating a full set of maritime zones. This has theoretically … Continue reading

Rosmah Mansor and her Jewellery, courtesy Jho Low


August 20, 2016 Sarawak Report: Rosmah Mansor and her Jewellery, courtesy Jho Low Last month’s filing by the US Department of Justice confirmed the money trail, which had long been suggested by Sarawak Report, linking Jho Low’s mysterious role in funding the ‘First Lady’s’ obsessive diamond shopping with money he stole from 1MDB. Our research … Continue reading

Trust, Sharing Economy and Behavioral Economics


August 22, 2016 Trust, the Sharing Economy and Behavioral Economics By D’Arcy Coolican & Lucas Coffman Trust. It’s a complex, tricky, hard to explain, harder to define concept, but it’s crucial for so many things. As Adam Smith pointed out, a base level of trust in society is necessary for specialization and the economic growth that … Continue reading