Thursday, December 1, 2016

Clare Rewcastle-Brown's Narrative on 1MDB

Kindly give a listen to Clare Rewcastle-Brown’s narrative on 1MDB.
 
In the talk on November 15, 2016, at the School of Oriental Studies (SOAS), University of London, UK the British investigative journalist gives the inside story, on how she wrote the explosive 1MDB scandal, which has shocked the world:



The Sarawak-born who is Malaysia's public enemy number one has been honored as Fortune Magazine’s 50 World’s Greatest Leaders of 2016.
 
This is what Fortune wrote: “Through her website Sarawak Report, London-based journalist Brown has become an irritant in the corridors of power in Malaysia. Her exposés on state investment fund 1MDB publicizing the alleged siphoning of $700 million into the pockets of Prime Minister Najib Razak have made her a hero and a villain in the country, depending on whom you ask. The government have tried to arrest her for “activities detrimental to Parliamentary democracy” and have banned her website, a move that prompted advocacy group Reporters Without Borders to unblock access and help get her revelations out”.
 
Rewcastle-Brown founded the Sarawak Report and Radio Free Sarawak in 2010.
 
And her investigations into 1MDB have come at a heavy cost.
 
She is stalked and is wanted by the Malaysian authorities for exposing the greed and corruption of its leaders.
 
She may be a darling of the ordinary rakyat, but she is feared and villified by those in authority.
 
The truth is already out there! It can no longer stay hidden.
 
Look over your shoulder, Najib, for justice will surely catch up with you!
 
On Wednesday evening, I was at the Amoda Building in Jalan Imbi, KL to deliver a CC speech #2 at the ITC Bintang Toastmasters meeting. My speech title: "The Long and Winding Road".
 
I was voted Best Speaker and I received this:
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Again, a poorly-attended meeting. Only 15 people were present when the meeting started and another three trooped in after the meeting had gone two-thirds of the way. Not only that, two speakers pulled out.
 
Sad.

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