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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Malaysia filed criminal charges Friday against 17 more current and former directors at three #GoldmanSachs subsidiaries for their role in the alleged multibillion-dollar ransacking of state investment fund #1MDB
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Malaysian & U.S. prosecutors allege bond sales organized by #GoldmanSachs for #1MDB provided 1 of the means for assoc of former Malaysian leader #NajibRazak to steal #billions over several years from a fund that was ostensibly set up to accelerate Malaysia’s economic development.
#Najib set up #1MDB when he took office in 2009, but it accumulated billions in debts and U.S. investigators allege at least $4.5 BILLION was #stolen from the fund and #laundered by Najib’s associates.
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"I want to warn the world about an unprecedented danger that’s threatening the very survival of open societies.

…I’ll focus on #China, where President #XiJinping wants a one-party state to reign supreme."

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"Xi is trying to consolidate all the available info about a person into a centralized database to create a 'social credit system'..people will be evaluated by algorithms that will determine whether they pose a threat to the 1-party state. People will then be treated accordingly."
"#China is not the only #authoritarian regime in the world, but it is undoubtedly the #wealthiest, #strongest & most developed in machine learning & #AI.

This makes #Xi the #most #dangerous #opponent of those who believe in the concept of #OpenSociety."

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Don’t worry about #Malaysia ’s #GST repeal, higher #Oil and sales tax will help. #ge14. The BN lost control of government. Dr. #MahathirMohamad stated that he will repeal the goods and services tax (GST) and replace it with the sales and services tax (SST). Why? @chedetofficial
#Najib passed the #GST to offset declining revenue as dependence on #oil backfired when oil prices collapsed. It's a tax on the final consumer & generates more tax revenue than the SST. In 2017, GST was 25% of the total tax revenue and 3.3% of GDP - key reason people are negative
But what's key is the rise of oil, which raises oil tax. So #GST becomes less key! Look at the relationship b/n oil and oil tax. Very strong! We assume oil rises to 73 (basically now) & 10% increase of subsidy, & SST revenue (less than GST). Let's look at what happens to fiscal
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