Tag: Najib Abdul Razak

Najib: I refused to listen to Mahathir who wants to rule for ever

In his 'vision' for Malaysia's economic future, a boastful message in which he eclipses the wrongdoings attributed to him, Malaysian PM Najib Razak said Mahathir Mohamad (without naming the former PM indeed) is a former leader who is obsessed with power. "He wanted to continue...

Najib boasts of economic success ahead of election budget

In a message similar to Chinese President's Xi Jinping or Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's (Xi during the Communist Party Congress and Abe before the elections in Japan), Prime Minister Najib Razak boasted of 'his' economic success. He also promoted 'Najibnomics' while saying in a...

Malaysia: Malay votes would determine election outcome

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad
The broad consensus among Malaysians is that the Malay votes would be the determinant of the outcome of the impending general elections expected to be held before August 2018. Never has the Malay votes been so fragmented with different segments of the Malay populace having...

Najib using Singapore’s playbook to muzzle opponents ahead of crucial polls

In an attempt to prevent the rise of Mahathir Mohamad, the former Prime Minister of Malaysia; Najib Razak, has made several moves to stifle Mahathir’s rise, observers in KL say that Najib is using PAP’s political playbook. In June this year, Najib’s government ordered a...

HK regulator fines 1MDB linked bank while Najib suing Pua

The Financial Times said Hong Kong’s banking regulator has fined the local branch of private bank Coutts HK$7m ($901,000) for breaking anti-money laundering regulations. The fine is to do with the bank's connection to Malaysia’s 1MDB scandal. This follows similar fines in Switzerland and Singapore connected...

Pro-BN Swiss PR guy fired by University arm in Geneva

Nicolas Giannakopoulos got fired, said Swiss newspaper Le Temps, which also said the former deputy director of the University Security Observatory in Geneva (OUS) is being investigated for his role in a pro-1MDB seminar held in Geneva. The focus of the enquiry is the origin of...

Petroleum finds in South China Sea to embolden China’s claims

Yesterday, the Australian geoscience company Frogtech Geoscience released a comprehensive new basement-focused study of the hydrocarbon-rich South China Sea (SCS) and Gulf of Thailand; a geologically complex region, reported Bernama. The survey concluded that a redefinition of the Paleotethys suture, a fundamental tectonic structure, gives...

PM’s Identity Crisis

Lee Hsien Loong
By PN BALJI This article was first published on 29 Aug 2014 It has been 10 years since Lee Hsien Loong became prime minister of Singapore, yet his style and achievements are hard to put a finger on, as Singapore grapples with a maturing economy, a...