Get all the grey and dirty news on Malaysian politics and big business. "MGG Pillai":http://www.mggpillai.com/index.php3 is a freelance journalist who has braved some pretty harrowing personal experiences ("including being found guilty in a RM2million libel suit":http://www.iht.com/IHT/TF/00/tf071300.html) in his effort to comment on the Malaysian socio-political nous.
Admittedly, some of his writing has been embellished with flowery language such as the labelling of Tan Sri Vincent Tan as the "super-crony" (funny one, that). But, for me, this adds an appeal to his writing that is obviously missing from a large majority of local journalist.
bq. THE PRIME MINISTER, DATO' SERI MAHATHIR Mohamed, broke official silence at last over Pahang's second casino. He revoked the gaming licence because the concessionaire, his super-crony, Tan Sri Vincent Tan, breached the conditions. "The machines are supposed to be for the club, not for public use", he said. Normally when clubs breach the conditions of the gaming licence, they are charged in court as well. Would this super crony be treated as harshly? If not, why not? Only slot machinese (one-armed bandits) were allowed, so he could recover the cost of the pseudo-French resort built to resemble the French town of Colmer.
Its "a good read":http://www.mggpillai.com/index.php3 if you're looking for one and are interested in the low-down on Malaysia's most burning issues.