TAN SRI RAFIDAH AZIZ, FORMER INTERNATIONAL TRADE AND INDUSTRY MINISTER
“What has happened in the (1MDB) saga will teach us a lot of lessons not just for Malaysia but the world… Lessons about holding on to people’s trust… (and that) you must govern well, don’t allow the compass of governance to go astray. It is so important that what we read in the book and other things that we know about taught (us) a lesson not about leaders but about leadership. I hope that there are films to be made to show what leadership means. Some people think that (by) being there is being a leader. But no. It is about what you do when you have that responsibility in that position – that is what leadership is all about (and) that is the hardest thing to get in the world today… I hope that when you read this book, the major lesson is that it is a very challenging world, governance by anybody in the authorities and those who make up the leadership in government will actually show true leadership.”
MICHAEL CHAN, CEO OF MYTV BROADCASTING
“Like most Malaysians, I had heard of the supposed goings- on at 1MDB. Through the years
there were rumours, speculation and gossip. This book lays out in simple terms what happened and it pissed me off reading it! I stayed up three nights in a row (despite busy work schedules) and had to regularly medicate myself with whisky and cigars just because of the fiction-like impossible spending by the main characters. And to add insult to injury, they didn’t really feel the need to do what the fund was meant to do: until after they blew through US$3 billion! ‘In the first two stages of the heist, Low had simply taken about US$3 billion – and spent wildly. Now, he was aiming to build a real business, with actual profits.’ Insane! I have offered to pay for Jho Low to fly back to Malaysia, albeit in economy class. I hope he takes me up on my offer!”
DIANI LEE, AUTHOR OF A TO Z, MY GRANDPA AND ME
“(It’s) so riveting, I finished Billion Dollar Whale in a day. This book brilliantly breaks down, dissects and explains an extremely complex financial deceit in a rhythmic and captivating fashion. I believe, (that shall Tom Wright and Bradley Hope’s account of the 1MDB saga be true), this book will be a text book must-read to those who want to understand modern Malaysian history. And like how a good story will have good takeaways, Billion Dollar Whale carries lessons to learn that are as monumental as its name suggests. But if I had to choose one main thought it left me with — all that glitters is really not gold.”
Penned by Tom Wright and Bradley Hope, Billion Dollar Whale is a fascinating expose that focuses on the colourful life of mysterious Malaysian-billionaire-turned-fugitive-financier, Jho Low. For the full interview featuring co-author Tom Wright, pick up a copy of Prestige Malaysia October 2018 issue.