"Clare's dogged (and to some, more that a little annoying) persistence and an incredible nose for the fishy stuff, uncovered the heist of the century.  The explosive exposés  rocked the nation, and precipitated the fall of the Malaysian government for the first time in 60 years."
Tony Pua, Member of Parliament for Damansara, Malaysia

Investigating the deforestation of Sarawak, Borneo, and the dispossession of its people, journalist Clare Rewcastle Brown followed a trail of corruption that led her to the heart of Malaysian politics and to Prime Minister Najib Razak himself. Determined that the public should know the truth, she started a blog, which became Malaysia's go-to news outlet for information that the government was trying to suppress – and whistleblowers wanted to get out. She was soon running a radio station too...

Full story in The Sarawak Report book to be launched on September 8, 2018

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Time For Tough Action

In remarks made publicly by the Prime Minister he expressed dissatisfaction with some minstries.

Expanding on this he made it plain that the problem was with some members, obviously senior ones, of the Civil Service. These he described as “loyal to the previous regime”

One essential quality of any civil service is impartiality towards all political entities while loyally implementing the legal policies of the government in power. The Prime Minister made it clear that there are still within the public service elements whom he described as remaining loyal to BN.

Everyone knows the level of bribery and corruption practised by Najib and his BN administration and it comes as no surprise that some of his purchases remain loyal to him. They were richly paid to be so. And may even be so deluded as to think he can return to power. Now, however, the time has come to root out these disloyal elements from the Civil Service which is supposed to be and must be apolitical.

Where there is evidence of disloyalty or improper practice Court and or administrative action should be taken NOW. In other cases where rightful suspicion awaits proof those concerned should be removed from their current offices and posted to duties where they can do no more harm until evidence is gathered to take action against them (There must be many vacancies for Opas)

In any case it is absolutely inconceivable that disloyal public service members should remain in positions where they can harm and obstruct PH policies and actions. A clean out NOW is essential and more junior officers can act in the posts in question while their suitability for advancement is assessed in the only reliable way: performance.

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