Top Five Questions for Claire, Tong Kooi Ong and Tony Pua.

According to the London Evening Standard, Claire Rewcastle-Brown, 55, was "born in Sarawak to British parents in the days before the former British colony was handed over to Malaysia and lived in the region until the age of eight".

1. Why would a British citizen who only spent eight years of her childhood in Malaysia spend so much time in a website focussed on Malaysian politics? As the sister-in-law of Gordon Brown, surely her time, resources and networking can be better used for the British political landscape.

So why Malaysia, in particular, Sarawak and now 1MDB?

2. According to Foreign Policy, "The funding for her radio, she says, comes primarily from a single “European philanthropist” who wishes to remain anonymous; listeners also send donations through the website."

Why would a European philanthropist want to fund a station campaigning for Sarawak when there are so many problems plaguing Europe?

3. Can donations alone sustain that website? What about her expenses incurred for traipsing across the globe to meet the likes of Tony Pua etc? Can donations alone sustain the website, the radio station, her activities etc?

Who is funding all her activities and why?

4. According to Channel News Asia, "The owner and publisher of The Edge on Friday said they had met former PetroSaudi employee Xavier Justo to negotiate for the documents related to 1Malaysia Development Berhad's venture with PetroSaudi, but misled him into thinking they would pay US$2 million for the data."

NST reported "He admitted to misleading Justo, claiming it was as the only way to get hold of evidence to expose how a small group of Malaysians and foreigners had cheated the people of Malaysia of US$1.83 billion. 

According to Acqrate:

The Edge Weekly has a circulation of 23, 635 and a readership of 120 000.

The Edge Financial Daily has a circulation of 15, 000 and a readership of 50 000.

Does it make sense to you that a tycoon publishing financial weeklies with such small circulation and readership would even dream or offer to fork out US1.83 million for ONE SCOOP on the 1MDB that could offset a series of other stories that could have negative effects regardless of whether it is true or false?

Is it ethical to pay for information in investigative journalism?

Is it morally right to renege on an offer and to mislead a prospective source of 'illegally' acquired information?

Take a look at The Bureau of Investigative Journalism which clearly states how they operate and how they work hand in hand with other media to pursue research, investigations, reporting and analysis which is of public benefit by undertaking in depth research into the governance of public, private and third sector organisations and their influence. 

Why did The Edge have to stoop to such steps just to get information
Does it make sense to you?

5. Tony Pua is the Member of Parliament for Petaling Jaya Utara. He was elected to serve the  85, 401 constituents of Petaling Jaya Utara.

He WAS NOT elected to meet Claire Rewcastle-Brown to discuss the 1MDB issue.

If he is into investigative journalism, he should rethink his position as MP of Petaling Jaya Utara.

The 85, 401 constituents of Petaling Jaya Utara must ask Tony Pua:

MPTony Pua, "Why you running around South-East Asia from Indonesia to Singapore etc instead of looking after the interests of the 85, 401 voters in PJ Utara?

Please tell us the answers to these five questions, Claire Rewcastle-Brown, Tong Kooi Ong and Tony Pua.

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