Sailing Towards a Gold Mountain
The scandal of 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) has entered a new chapter. The US Justice Department was seeking to collect US$60 million, or nearly Rp850 billion, from Red Granite Pictures last week. Red Granite is a film production studio established by Riza Aziz, stepson of Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak.
In Hollywood, Red Granite is not an insignificant studio. It produced the film The Wolf of Wall Street…
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.