by Ganesh Sahathevan
Recent stories in Australian media suggest that the matter of Malcolm Turnbull's son Alex's Singapore hedge fund Keshik Capital and its sources of funding should be looked at in the context of his father's decision to back the decision to privatize the strategically important Darwin Port to China's Peoples' Liberation Army linked Landbridge.
PM Turnbull was at first not interested in hearing any arguments against the Darwin Port transaction, even from US President Barack Obama (see story below). He did give the impression of someone locked into a deal that he would not back out of, regardless of the facts.Indeed, as the reports below show, he was prepared to lie to justify the decision. Asian leaders caught misleading the public like Turnbull did are usually assumed to have a pecuniary interest in the matter, and it is hard to see why the same should not apply to Australian politicians, especially here where his son's business in Asia needs significant amounts of cash.