The Sarawak Report
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The Sarawak Report
17 January @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The 1MDB scandal, the theft of billions of dollars from Malaysia’s sovereign wealth fund, and the attempt to cover it up became ‘Southeast Asia’s Watergate’, in 2018 bringing down the government of Prime Minister Najib Razak after 61 years of single-party power. Beyond that, it has had repercussions throughout the global banking sector, is shaking Goldman Sachs to the core, and is proving a test case of international authorities’ resolve to tackle kleptocracy.
Clare Rewcastle Brown is the journalist who, while investigating the deforestation of Sarawak, Borneo, and the dispossession of its people, first uncovered the story and relentlessly pursued it to bring it to public attention. Her reportage on her website, Sarawak Report – exposing the shady dealings of international politicians, finance powerhouses, prominent Western PR and legal firms, the United Nations and Hollywood glitterati – convulsed Malaysian politics and reverberated around the world.
The Henry Jackson Society is pleased to invite you to join Clare Rewcastle Brown in an exciting discussion about the exposure of ‘Southeast Asia’s Watergate’.
Clare Rewcastle Brown is an investigative journalist who focuses on environmental destruction in Malaysia and global financial corruption. She is the founder of the website sarawakreport.org and author of The Sarawak Report: The Inside Story of the 1MDB Exposé, which is to be turned into a major Hollywood film. In 2018 she received the Environmentalist of the Year Award by the Bob Brown Foundation in Tasmania. Previously, Fortune Magazine named her one of the World’s 50 Most Influential Figures; she was named one of Britain’s Women of the Year 2016; in 2018 she was awarded the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners’ Guardian Award for Investigative Journalism; and in 2013 she received the International Press Institute’s Pioneer of Media Freedom Award.
Nikita Malik – is the Director of the Centre on Radicalisation and Terrorism (CRT) at the Henry Jackson Society. She is an internationally recognised expert on countering violent extremism, terrorism, and hate-based violence, with a focus on youth deradicalisation. In her role, she has worked with key policy makers and government departments in the UK and globally. A key component of Nikita’s work focuses on the propagation of extremist material online, including on social media platforms and the Darknet. Her research has put forward a number of solutions to foster engagement between UK government policymakers and technology companies.
Signed copies of ‘The Sarawak Report’ will be on sale after the event.
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