John Harding’s book, Escape from Paradise – Paperback and Kindle Versions


Now, available in Kindle and Paperback! Free Kindle if you purchase Paperback. After buying Paperback, go for the free Kindle!

It took me two and a half evenings to complete your un-put-downable is a unique contribution to the appreciation of a life in Singapore. Thank you for having written it. C. V. Devan Nair, former President of Singapore.

Bought the book from Select this weekend and can't put it down! It's a great read! And so nostalgic for me—the good old days! Glen Goei, writer and director of the Miramax film That's the Way I Like It and who played the title role opposite Anthony Hopkins in the London production of M. Butterfly. Mr. Goei's latest film is The Blue Mansion - Click for the trailer!

It is a remarkable story and so full of intrigue that it reads at times like fiction.Jonathan Burnham, Editor in Chief & President, Talk Miramax Books.

“It's quite a story The legendary Alice Mayhew, Vice-President & Editorial Director, Simon & Schuster.

This book out-Dallas, Dallas. No one has written so well of the other side of paradise,Francis T. Seow, former Solicitor General of Singapore

Escape from Paradise – the Promotional Trailer

Reward for information regarding Seth Rich

One America News Network (OAN) is offering a $100,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of a suspect in former DNC staffer Seth Rich’s murder case.

The Herring Networks, Inc. media company OAN joins a number of individuals and groups that are willing to pay for information that solves the July 10, 2016, killing of Mr. Rich. The election-season murder continues to spark conspiracy theories based on the suggestion that Mr. Rich provided DNC data to the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks.

“One America News believes solving this case — and bringing Rich’s murderer to justice — is essential to exposing the truth for the American people,” OAN’s Greta Wall reported Monday. “We are offering a $100,000 reward for any information that leads to the arrest of a suspect in the case. If you have any information, please email us at”

Others offering rewards include the Washington, D.C. Police Department ($25,000); WikiLeaks ($20,000); and Republican strategist Jack Burkman ($130,000).

Matlin Patterson sells Cerruti to Li & Fung

Fugitive Lap Wai Chan

MatlinPatterson has sold luxury fashion house, Cerruti, to Li & Fung Group and listed on the Hong Kong stock exchange, for EUR 53 million ($47 million).

Cerruti is  a favorite in Hollywood, with Jack Nicholson, Julia Roberts, Richard Gere, and Denzel Washington on its fan-list. Other A-list clients include Tom Hanks, Harrison Ford, Sharon Stone, Robert Redford, Michael Douglas, and Diane Keaton.

Matlin Patterson must have made a bundle on this deal.

We mention Matlin Patterson as an example of the insiders who a profit from TARP funds. We had written previously on Geithner’s gift of your money to MatlinPatterson and Lap Wai Chan (wanted man in Brazil).

MatlinPatterson defines itself as a “globally distressed private equity fund.” In other words, MatlinPatterson is a hedge fund.

Still, even as a hedge fund, it received a huge amount of US bailout TARP money from Tim Geithner, the US Treasury Secretary.

To make things worse, MatlinPatterson employs alleged fugitive Lap Wai Chan  said to be a Chinese national, with Brazilian and US passports. Lap Wai Chan fled his home in São Paulo, Brazil for his posh Manhattan Lenox Hill town house at 171 E 64th Street. His dealings in Brazil have been termed, “Brazil’s Watergate.” Lap Wai Chan’s partner in MatlinPatterson is along with Mark Patterson—whose wife is a good friend of Rita Wilson, Tom Hank’s wife—very well-connected.

How is it that a hedge fund, Matlin Patterson, is eligible to receive US bailout (TARP) funds when Main Street is not?  Surely Tim Geither knows that Lap Wai Chan, a key figure at Matlin Patterson is a fugitive from Brazil.

We pointed out that noted financial columnist Ambrose Evans-Pritchard’s article on Matlin Patterson, printed in England by the The Daily Telegraph and published on their website on May 14th, 2010 had been removed.

Let’s not forget that Mark Patterson is not only being accused of calling the TARP a “sham” and a gift to speculators. He’s also the chap who seems to be doing end-runs around bank-ownership rules which seem to be designed to violate the spirit if not the letter of regulations barring private-equity shops from owning banks.

This is how the establishment protects the crooks.

We shall continue to follow Matlin Patterson and its TARP money.

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