The seizure of the Equanimity, a luxury yacht, in Bali by the Indonesian police has heated up the political climate in Malaysia. The US Department of Justice has evidence to implicate businessman Jho Low, said to be close to the family of Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak.
Jho Low has been close with the family of Malaysian Prime Minster Najib Razak since his days at a posh London boarding school. He is fond of partying with major Hollywood figures.
Ten nations are investigating the corruption of 1MDB. The government is covering up the case, while the opposition continues to bring it to the fore.
Some surveys have narrowed the field down to Joko Widodo and Prabowo Subianto as presidential candidates likely to run in the 2019 general election. Jokowi has officially been named presidential candidate, with the support of seven parties eligible to run in the general elections. And it is only a matter of time before Prabowo announces his candidacy.