The importance of facts and sources

The dangers of relying on the word of activists, not governments, is evident in the calls for an investigation into Sarawak Governor Taib Mahmud. Daniel Read of Free Malaysia Today provides us with some great insights .. Malaysian prosecutors and investigators have been weighed down with information as, in the wake of Barisan Nasional’s (BN)…

1MDB board of directors offers to resign after PAC report

The  board of directors of 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) had on Thursday morning collectively decided to offer its resignation to MoF Inc., which is the 100% shareholder. The board said on Thursday this had been a difficult decision to take but “we believe is the right thing to do, given the circumstances, in order to…

When the anti-Najib forces are bankrupt of issues

And what about the RM20 million that Khairuddin Abu Hassan was allegedly paid to finance his attack on Najib and 1MDB? Did the money come from Muhyiddin or did the money come from Dr Mahathir? And can Khairuddin give us a detailed accounting of how he spent that RM20 million? Blogger Raja Petra Kamarudin provides…

Ringgit slumps to 17-year low on 1MDB debt woes, growth concerns

Malaysia’s ringgit sank to a 17-year low as concern about the finances of a state investment firm at the heart of a political scandal worsened the outlook for an economy rocked by plunging oil prices and an emerging-market sell-off.The ringgit depreciated 1.3% to 4.2680 a dollar as of 10:17 am in Kuala Lumpur, reversing Tuesday’s 1.2% gain,…

The Edge confirms Home Ministry letter

Ho Kay Tat, Publisher and CEO of The Edge Media Group says: I would like to confirm online news reports that we have received a show-cause letter from the Home Ministry giving us seven days to provide a written explanation on why action should not be taken against The Edge Malaysia and The Edge Financial…

Sarawak Report, did you just fall into a Trap?

Politics and socio-economics blogger Lim Sian See in busting propaganda, says Sarawak Report has just fallen into a trap. In a recent post on his blogsite LSS, we are told in greater detail how deep a hole Clare Rewcastle Brown may have fallen in. Thuds aside, we all know Sarawak Report has been known to…

Lim Kok Wing’s toughest challenge in public relations

Remaking Prime Minister Najib Razak’s image is probably the toughest challenge ever faced by public relations consultant Lim Kok Wing, political analyst Shahbudin Husin says in his latest blog posting. But it might just work if Lim gathers the best local PR consultants to rally with him, say some quarters. There are many other media…

Don’t doubt PAC’s 1MDB investigations, Nur Jazlan tells critics

The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has urged critics to refrain from making accusations and comments about its ongoing investigation into 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB), following a prominent blogger’s suggestion that the probe could fall victim to sabotage. PAC chairman, Datuk Nur Jazlan Mohamed said that all parties, including bloggers, should not doubt the committee’s probe…

First NFCorp, Then 1MDB, Now EPF

Rafizi Ramli is at it again on 1MDB, this time taking a swipe at KWAP and the EPF. And sounding unwarranted alarm bells to rile the general public as he did with NFCorp who have in turn initiated a legal suit against him for the lies, distortions and misrepresentations. Added to that, Rafizi faces a…

Tabung Haji Azmi, quips Azmi Arshad

Here are lessons to learn from all the unwarranted silly fuss from the Tabung Haji – 1MDB sale and acquisition. Azmi Arshad puts it wittily to us on how we have been made fools from the distortions and misrepresentations hurled by zealous critics. Lessons shared are lessons learned. Intelligence shared is intelligence doubled. Alhamdulillah I…

PAC not to touch 1MDB, says chairman

Since an international audit firm has already cleared 1Malaysia Development Berhad’s (1MDB) financial dealings, the Parliamentary Public Accounts Committee (PAC) will not touch the government-link company (GLC). Athi Shankar of Free Malaysia Today has this report – PAC chairman says since an international audit firm has already given 1MDB the thumbs up, PAC has no…

1MDB sets the record straight

Statement by Tan Sri Dato Seri Lodin Wok Kamaruddin, Chairman of the Board of Directors, 1MDB As the Chairman of the Board of Directors of 1MDB, I have viewed with surprise recent statements, both in the media and by certain individuals, suggesting that the company has failed to respond to various questions that have been…