CEO Lunch briefing: Malaysia Political Outlook and Prime Minister Najib’s Position” by Jahabar Sadiq

October 12, 2016 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Vriens & Partners Office
29 Teo Hong Rd
Singapore 088335
Free (Exclusive Invite)

CEO Lunch Briefing
“Malaysia Political Outlook and Prime Minister Najib’s Position”
by Jahabar Sadiq, the last Editor of the Malaysian Insider

In July 2015, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, sacked his deputy Muhyiddin Yassin, reshuffled the Cabinet and removed senior officials loyal to former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad. The shake-up was in response to covert attempt led by Mahathir to unseat the Prime Minister. Mahathir together with his loyalists and opposition parties have been accusing Najib of misusing public funds through the state investment firm 1 Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB). Najib has consistently denied siphoning 1MDB funds for his personal use, but the recent civil suit by the US Department of Justice to recover assets allegedly linked to 1MDB indicated that Najib may have abused his position.

Will the Department of Justice civil suit force Najib to step down? Will Najib call for early elections to take advantage of the divided opposition? Can the new Malay party founded by Mahathir challenge UMNO’s dominance in rural Malaysia? This breakfast briefing will answer these questions and more.

Venue:  Vriens & Partners Office

               29B Teo Hong Road
               (S) 088335

Note: Lunch will be provided

Speaker’s Profile

Jahabar Sadiq

Jahabar Sadiq is the last editor of the now defunct The Malaysian Insider, which was once Malaysia’s fastest growing news portal, and has been a journalist in print, news wire, television, radio and internet media since 1988. He was a senior producer with Reuters Television, the international news and information broadcast agency, from 1998 to 2009 and frequently interviewed top newsmakers. He had also had an earlier stint at Reuters as a political and economic news correspondent and was briefly a producer in AP Television. He started his career in the New Straits Times and spent a year at the Business Times before joining Reuters in Kuala Lumpur.