30 May '15, 5am
@xrockybrux 1MDB: Turning the corner (with a little help from our Arab friends): Husni The HitmanT... #xrockybrux
The US$1 billion deal the 1MDB signed with the International Petroleum Investment Company and its subsidiary Aabar Investment caught everyone by surprise. A corporate player agrees with me this morning that 1MDB may have "turned the corner" with the deal. The diehard naysayers are not expected to agree with that at all. Even before the full details are out, the detractors say that 1. we are digging a bigger hole to fill up the existing one, and 2. It's beneath us to run to the Arabs for help. These are valid concerns, especially given our great disdain of our fellow Muslims (see Marina Mahathir's Arab colonisation of Malaysia ). Perhaps they should have gone to Shylock, instead.