HE may not be in the same league as Malaysian fugitive financier Jho Low, but fellow Malaysian crook Leonard Glenn Francis is also making headlines in American media for all the wrong reasons.
Low still takes the cake for masterminding the siphoning of US$4.5bil (RM18.9bil) in the 1MDB scandal, but Francis isn’t far off for his role in what has been billed as the biggest scandal in US navy history.
Wong Chun Wai began his career as a journalist in Penang, and has served The Star for over 35 years in various capacities and roles. He is now group editorial and corporate affairs adviser to the group, after having served as group managing director/chief executive officer. On The Beat made its debut on Feb 23 1997 and Chun Wai has penned the column weekly without a break, except for the occasional press holiday when the paper was not published. In May 2011, a compilation of selected articles of On The Beat was published as a book and launched in conjunction with his 50th birthday. Chun Wai also comments on current issues in The Star.