Media Release: Environmentalist of the Year Tours Capitals

Clare Rewcastle Brown, awarded Environmentalist of the Year by Bob Brown Foundation, will set off on a speaking tour across Melbourne, Canberra, Sydney and Perth after speaking to a full house in Hobart last night.

Environmentalist Bob Brown will join Clare in conversation in Melbourne and Canberra.

“Our Foundation is hosting celebrated investigative journalist Clare Rewcastle Brown to Australia.  Don’t miss this wonderful chance to hear from one of the most courageous and formidable investigative journalists of recent times,” Bob Brown said.

Campaigning Sarawak-born British journalist Clare Rewcastle Brown uncovered the corruption and theft of $7 billion which triggered the downfall and arrest of the former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak and exposed the 1MDB Development Fund scandal. Her exposé on state investment fund 1MDB revealed grand kleptocracy by the Malaysian Prime Minister that rocked the global financial community in the largest theft ever investigated globally.

In 2010, she started Sarawak Report and short-wave broadcaster Radio Free Sarawak - operated in secret from London, and later Bali, Brunei and Sarawak itself. The Malaysian government tried to arrest her for “activities detrimental to Parliamentary democracy” and banned her website.Malaysia issued a warrant for her arrest in 2015 and requested INTERPOL place her on the international Red Notice list, a request INTERPOL rejected. Following the defeat of Najib in the May 9th 2018 election, Malaysia rescinded the warrant. 

Clare will launch her best-selling book The Sarawak Report: the inside story of the 1MDB expose and share her experiences of how she fought off the kleptocratic Najib regime, survived threats to her life and liberty, and the many Najib collaborators who tried to silence the Sarawak Report. 


MELBOURNE Tue 30 October, 6pm - 8.30pm Uncovering the 1MDB Scandal with Clare Rewcastle Brown, Room G-08, Melbourne Law School 185 Pelham St, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne

CANBERRA Wed 31 October, 6pm - 7pm. Hosted by The Australia Institute for a Politics in the Pub hosted by The Australian Institute, ANU Pop Up Village Club

SYDNEY Fri 2 November 6pm - 8pm. Mitchell Theatre, Sydney Mechanics' School of Arts 280 Pitt Street Sydney, NSW 2000

PERTH Sun 4 November 3pm - 5pm. Book launch at Murdoch Uni Library LaunchPad.


Contact: Jenny Weber, 0427 366 929

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