Party boy Jho Low has an appetite for New York real estate

While Penang’s squash queen Nicol David has put Malaysia on the map in sports, another Penangite is carving a name for himself in real estate deals in New York. Only problem is the media coverage has not drenched his exploits with much glory.  Oh, what a tangled business and real estate web he has spun … Check out this New York Times expose and note Jho Low’s reported brief meeting with Najib.




Penang Freedom of Information Enactment: RM500 for five requests for info?

The fee for making a request to the Penang state government for information under the Freedom of Information Act is RM100 if the information relates to earlier years.

A veteran journalist then wondered aloud to me: “I want to make a number of requests for information in the course of my work,” he said. “Does that mean if I make five requests under the FOI, I have to pay RM500?”



Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement: ‘A global race to the bottom’

The TPP is “the largest—and worst—trade deal you’ve never heard of,” says a campaign on In other words, “Nafta on steroids”. You may not have heard of it because the negotiations are all being done in secret. Perhaps even over a round of golf?

Incidentally, Robert Reich in the video above is “an American political economist, professor, author, and political commentator. He served in the administrations of Presidents Gerald Ford and Jimmy Carter and was Secretary of Labor under President Bill Clinton from 1993 to 1997″ (Wikipedia). (more…)