Sarawak Report, The

The Inside Story of the 1MDB Expose

Author(s): Clare Rewcastle Brown [introduction by Gordon Brown]
ISBN13/Barcode: 9781527219366

The Sarawak Report is the stranger-than-fiction tale of how one woman uncovered the world’s biggest theft which, in 2018, brought down the Malaysian government.

Investigating the deforestation of Sarawak, Borneo, and the dispossession of its people, journalist Clare Rewcastle Brown followed a trail of corruption that led her to the heart of Malaysian politics and to Prime Minister Najib Razak himself. Determined that the public should know the truth, she started a blog, which became Malaysia's go-to news outlet for information that the government was trying to suppress – and whistleblowers wanted to get out. She was soon running a radio station too.

To nail down absolute proof, Rewcastle Brown criss-crossed the globe and, defying danger, pieced together the evidence of the 1MDB scandal – the theft of billions from the country’s sovereign wealth fund. Her reporting – exposing the shady dealings of international politicians, finance powerhouses, prominent PR firms, and Hollywood glitterati – convulsed Malaysian politics and reverberated around the world. The US government made its largest ever kleptocracy asset seizure, while banks and bankers fell.

Sweeping in scope, The Sarawak Report provides a jaw-dropping behind-the-scenes narrative of Malaysia’s recent turbulent political struggles, revealing, as never before, how government-funded cyber-warfare and fake news operate, and, in an era of threadbare mainstream media, demonstrating that epoch-changing investigative journalism is still possible. It is an urgent account of the reality of globalisation – and the astonishing story of how one person made a difference.

(Foreword by Gordon Brown; Introduction by Baru Bian)


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ISBN13/Barcode 9781527219366
ISBN10 1527219364
Author Clare Rewcastle Brown [introduction by Gordon Brown]
Binding Paperback
Date Published 10 Sep 2018
Frequency No
Report Date N/A
Pages 564
Publisher Lost World Press

Customer Reviews

Powerful, Honest & Quality. Review by Ben
I dont normally write any reviews but this book had been an absolute heart touching and constant page turner for me. It beats everything i had ever read. As a Sabahan living overseas, i am greatful to Clare and her team to risk their lives everyday, every minute and seconds for a better future. I will pass this book to my next generations for them to know who are the real heroes!
(Posted on 27/01/2019)
Sarawak Report Review by Rush
I bought the book on Amazon in the UK . Have followed Sarawak Report online for quite some time and marvelled at Claré’s forensic reporting on 1MDB and Deforestation issues in Sarawak. The book exposed a facet of corruption one could never imagine existed. These individuals were beyond corrupt. But what angered me most were the enablers, the banks the financial institutions and a servile media. They should also be in the dock. They are even more culpable as greed clouded their judgement and they were complicit in fraud. (Posted on 16/10/2018)

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