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An introduction to Malaysia's unfathomably large 1MDB fraud scandal

An introduction to Malaysia's unfathomably large 1MDB fraud scandal

Crikey examines Malaysia's multibillion dollar 1MDB sovereign wealth fund scandal, which may well be remembered as the textbook case of financial fraud in the modern age.

Why Timor-Leste took its $484 million Greater Sunrise gamble

Why Timor-Leste took its $484 million Greater Sunrise gamble

The oil-dependent country’s acquisition of ConocoPhillips’ 30% Greater Sunrise stake is seen as the final step in securing sovereignty. But is it worth the risk?

Witness K scandal part of a long history of pandering to resource companies

Witness K scandal part of a long history of pandering to resource companies

The Witness K scandal and attempts to cover it up show how there has been bipartisan agreement to let commercial interests dictate Australia's foreign policy.

New report signals bright outlook for Bougainville, despite dark past

New report signals bright outlook for Bougainville, despite dark past

Recently released economic analysis could signal great things for the PNG island, but only if lessons are learned from its catastrophic history.

The spectacular, complicated fall of Aung San Suu Kyi

The spectacular, complicated fall of Aung San Suu Kyi

Between the Rohingya crisis and the jailing of Reuters journalists, Myanmar's State Counselor is in an extraordinary bind. However, she's certainly not helping matters.

Rough seas ahead for the Pacific Islands Forum

Rough seas ahead for the Pacific Islands Forum

Tension around China's spread in the Pacific was clear at this year's forum, but not even that could distract from Australia's climate change and refugee controversies.

Can Scott Morrison make a friend in Indonesia?

Can Scott Morrison make a friend in Indonesia?

Scott Morrison's visit to Jakarta was hailed as a success, but time will tell if Indonesia will entertain a full alliance with Australia.

'Hypocrite minister': Timor-Leste activists blast Bishop for prosecution of Witness K

'Hypocrite minister': Timor-Leste activists blast Bishop for prosecution of Witness K

Timor-Leste activists see the mistreatment of Witness K as yet more evidence of Australian arrogance and imperialism.

Bishop lands amid growing drama in Timor-Leste

Bishop lands amid growing drama in Timor-Leste

Tension between revolutionary leader Xanana Gusmão and current PM Taur Matan Ruak are at an all time high.

'Cave boys' urged to consider a life of religious devotion to avoid media pack

'Cave boys' urged to consider a life of religious devotion to avoid media pack

Thai government edicts for the media to remain calm have been confused as the government itself tries to make hay.