Monthly Archives: June 2015

June 28

1MDB planning a walkout from PAC hearing?

Kit Siang ponders on why lawyer Shafee is so against Tony Pua making statements. Are top executives of 1Malaysia Development Bhd plotting with their lawyer to stage a walkout at hearings of the Public Accounts Committee? DAP veteran Lim Kit Siang raised this possibility today after criticism arose of Tony Pua, a member of the […]

June 27

The Edge pulls back after Zahid’s threat

Business weekly says it won’t rely on leaked emails for reports on 1MDB’s business deals Business weekly The Edge, facing a threat of government action against it, has announced it would no longer use leaked emails regarding the troubled government company 1Malaysia Development Bhd. In a statement today, it said: “We will defer to the […]

June 26

Is the PAC the judge or an executioner, asks RPK

It appears like now the debate has shifted from 1MDB to the PAC. It is no longer about whether there are wrongdoings in 1MDB but whether the PAC is capable of getting to the truth. And this is bad because at the end of the day whatever conclusion the PAC comes out with it will […]

June 25

Who is Xavier Andre Justo?

THIS morning, New Straits Times readers woke up to images of a heavily tattooed foreigner surrounded by armed officers, held in the custody of the Thai police after a dramatic new development in the 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) story. The NST report in greater depth: Our exclusive report on the arrest of Swiss national Xavier […]

June 24

Swiss man accused of Najib smear plan

Police have arrested a Swiss national they claim leaked information of a Saudi-based energy company to a UK-based news website. Xavier Andre Justo, 49, was arrested at a house on Koh Samui on Monday with computers, hard drives and other data storage devices.  Wassayos Ngamkham of The Bangkok Post reports: Xavier Andre Justo, 49, was […]

June 24

Thai police nab PetroSaudi ex-staff over attempted extortion

Thai police have arrested a former official of PetroSaudi International Ltd, and charged him with attempting to blackmail and extort the company, Thai media said yesterday. Thai police chief Gen. Somyot Pumpunmuang told reporters that the Crime Suppression Division police had detained Xavier Andre Justo, a Swiss national, following the issuance of an arrest warrant […]

June 23

The sad state of English in Malaysia, writes Wong Chun Wai

MY COLLEAGUE received a press statement sent by a very high-ranking official of a government department recently. Wong Chun Wai shares … Johor’s Sultan Ibrahim Ibni Almarhum Sultan Iskandar has called for English to be made a medium of instruction. — PHOTO: THE STAR   It was personally written in English by the official and […]