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Sarawak Report: Wait for our 1MDB movie, not the one by a ‘BN supporter’

Sep 28. 2018
File photo : Michelle Yeoh//EPA-EFE
File photo : Michelle Yeoh//EPA-EFE
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By The Star
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PETALING JAYA: The Sarawak Report has slammed the Billion Dollar Whale authors for choosing a known Barisan Nasional supporter, Tan Sri Michelle Yeoh, to produce the movie adaptation of their book.

“The people who wrote a book alleging that Jho Low (fugitive businessman Low Taek Jho) ‘fooled a prime minister, the banks and the world’ have chosen a BN supporting actress Michelle Yeoh to produce it!” Sarawak Report tweeted Friday (Sept 28).

“Suggest people watch the other upcoming film The Sarawak Report for the real story!” it added.

The tweet follows a series of blogposts where the whistleblower website editor Clare Rewcastle Brown alleged that Billion Dollar Whale co-author Tom Wright had received sensitive 1MDB documents from her source without crediting The Sarawak Report despite promises to do so.

Rewcastle Brown also revealed plans to option her book “The Sarawak Report: The Inside Story of the 1MDB Exposé” for a movie.

The latest tweet comes hours after Wright announced that Ivanhoe Pictures had acquired film rights to the book with Yeoh slated to co-produce the movie.

Ivanhoe Pictures, an SKL Global company, co-financed and co-produced Crazy Rich Asians, which also stars Yeoh as Eleanor Young.

Yeoh had previously shared a photo of her reading Billion Dollar Whale on Facebook, which she described as a “fascinating book”.

Malaysians slammed her for her continuous support of former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and Barisan before the 14th general election.

During the 13th general election in 2013, she openly expressed support for then Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and continued to defend her decision despite the criticism.


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