Ever since ideology committed suicide those in power have sought to fill the vacuum with ideas. Most ideas were perceptive and prescriptive; some were even brilliant. The flexibility was exhilarating after too many decades of doctrine born in an open mind but Anwar killed by a closed one.
Nurul Izzah Anwar, a lawmaker and daughter of Malaysia’s opposition leader, called 1MDB’s setup an “absolute sham” and “a blatant attempt by the PM to have direct intervention in the management of the wealth fund.”
Mr. Najib knew he needed funding sources, An opportunity presented itself when Jho Low, a Malaysian financier then in his late 20s, appeared. Hailing from the Malaysian state of Penang, Mr. Low studied in England and befriended Mr. Najib’s stepson in London, according to people who know him. He later attended the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School.
In Malaysia, he helped set up an investment fund for the oil-rich Terengganu state, he told a Malaysian newspaper in 2010. Mr. Najib turned the fund into a federal entity and 1MDB was born.
Mr. Low, whose full name is Low Taek Jho, would later help direct election-related spending, despite not holding a formal title within UMNO,Mr. Najib and 1MDB executives said the fund was supposed to attract investment in energy, real estate and tourism, with no mention of charity spending. Opposition parties pointed out that Malaysia already had a sovereign-wealth fund pursuing similar aims, Khazanah Nasional Bhd., and asked why 1MDB was put under Mr. Najib’s control.Signed its first major deal, a joint venture with Saudi oil firm PetroSaudi International Ltd. to invest in energy projects Of a $1 billion investment from 1MDB, approximately $700 million instead moved to another company’s bank account, according to a draft report into the fund’s activities by Malaysia’s auditor general, a copy of which was reviewed by the Journal.
The account was owned by Good Star Ltd., a Seychelles-based firm set up by Mr. Low, according to the person who was involved with the formation of 1MDB.What happened to the money is unclear. The following year the joint venture was wound up without investing in any major energy projects.The 1MDB fund denies wrongdoing and says it made a profit on the venture. The Saudi company says the venture was profitable for 1MDB.
This story will make you think twice before you judge someone again
It is all one a manipulative phrase designed specifically to provide cover for perpetrators of terrorism.
the natural flow of creativity, which inspires and yes, at times, gets inspired too!creator becomes so involved in his creation that the inspiration and the inspired merge, both gaining from each other
And such a moment gives you a high that you crave repeatedly. That is when you begin to object to the intrusion of the world, preferring to take your ecstatic flights with creativity rather than be drawn into the everyday .Whistleblower site Sarawak Report has claimed that Nawaf Obaid, the managing director of the Saudi National Security Assessment Project, had tried to link former opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim to terrorism.
until the dregs of current thought have become irrelevant. Nevertheless, Things cannot continue with just a bit of tinkering along the way.Ever since ideology committed suicide in the early 1990s, those in power have sought to fill the vacuum with ideas. Most ideas were perceptive and prescriptive; some were even brilliant. The flexibility was exhilarating after too many decades of doctrine born in an open mind but killed by a closed one.The thought is so shocking that we might as well be done with it in the very first sentence:
Not all distraction is bad of course. Artists and even scientists, researchers and mathematicians have gained from moments of distraction. It was while soaking in a tub of water that Archimedes discovered his Principle of Displacement, and while Newton nodded under a tree that an apple knocked the Law of Gravity into his head. There is a time to get distracted and another to tune the world out and focus on self.This is the fate of the weak, for even rivals are treated with kid gloves, not least because there is fear of consequences,
If you were cooking up a formula for an ideal tried to link Anwar to terrorism the mixture would surely be a base of Solomon’s wisdom, with one ladle of Alexander’s strategic skills, topped off by the confidence of David, who slew heavily armed giants with a single sling-shot. But no recipe works without salt. Salt is luck.
the master planners must be pretty dim. Such thin prophylactic was never going to be sufficient protection sound of skeletons rattling from cash stacked cupboards?
accorded diplomatic immunity when the action was a conscious set-up ?The tough test of character comes in a waiting room. We are all heroes in a drawing room, stoking plans toward fantasy as far as the tensile strength of imagination will permit. While waiting, the lacklustre kill time and die of boredom . The ambitious Jho Low dread before desire becomes reality the despotic and dynastic Saudi royal family were involved in funding terrorism.using Walter Nicolai, the now forgotten head of Germany’s intelligence services during World War I, told his country that if it wanted to succeed it would have to adopt a new theory: ‘war in peace’. A hundred years later, this seems a relevant basis for an effective counteroffensive. But before we can solve the problem we must learn to recognise it. Fudge will not serve.
It is curious that a priest had clarity about Paris while politicians and pundits hedged. Pope Francis got it right when he called the ongoing conflict a ‘piecemeal third world war’. My qualification is that it merely seems piecemeal. Its impact is pervasive. Paris is attacked and every city feels instantly vulnerable. The purpose is achieved.also noted that we must delink terrorism from religion. The refugees who are escaping their tortured homeland are also Muslim; in fact they are more honest Muslims than the deranged ‘jihadis’. We must learn something from this epic tragedy
Manipulative Jho Low to provide cover for the despotic and dynastic Saudi royal family bankrolling terrorism.the money was a political donation from an unnamed Middle East donor. Malaysia’s anticorruption agency has defended Mr. Najib’s right to use personal accounts for political transfers, which isn’t illegal under Malaysian law.this is what Jho Low told MACC say