by Ganesh Sahathevan
It has been previously reported that Malaysia's PM Najib recently spent a week in Russia.There remains no official word on that trip, despite the evidence.
TASS reported in May that state owned JSC Zarubezhneft was in talks to acquire Petronas's assets. Is is believed that Najib's week long trip to Moscow was with regards that deal, or something similar involving Petronas assets.
However, it has just been reported by the investigative Sarawak Report website that Najib has already done a deal with the Chinese Government which involves an overpriced high speed rail contract. The Malaysian Government's contribution can only come out of Petronas, and it is likely that the Chinese have been given undertakings based on the same Petronas assets that are being offered Russia.
As the Chinese say, One mountain cannot contain two tigers.”