Escape from Paradise, – A Best Selling Book!

The book’s sensational reviews!

It took me two and a half evenings to complete your un-put-downable book…it 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

ThunderBall Films is successfully putting together the movie production of Escape from Paradise and has received a new LOI (Letter of Intent) from actress Bai Ling who starred with Richard Gere in the film Red Cross.

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Escape from Paradise – the Promotional Trailer

Mary Bancroft – Master Spy

“I can’t understand what the f–k you are saying.” The voice came from an elderly lady in the back row of my computer class. It was from Mary Bancroft, a part owner of The Wall Street Journal. She is the author of Autobiography of a Spy and was the woman behind the plot to kill Hitler, the lover of CIA chief, Allen Dulles, the lady who invited me to dinner to meet Woody Allen and, yes, Mary Bancroft was my computer student.

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Copyright

Copyright © 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 John Harding

Saudi Money Rules

Saudi Arabia's Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Nayef and UK Prime Minister David Cameron in London

Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Nayef and UK Prime Minister David Cameron in London

The British Government has signed a secret security pact with Saudi Arabia and is now attempting to prevent its details from being made public.

Home Secretary Theresa May agreed to the so-called “memorandum of understanding” with her Saudi counter-part, Crown Prince Muhammad bin Nayef, during a visit to the Kingdom last year.

The Home Office kept details of her trip secret at the time and did not announce that any deal had been signed.

But following a Freedom of Information request from the Liberal Democrats it has been revealed that an agreement was made and is far wider than had been assumed.

In refusing to publish details of the agreement, the Home Office has admitted it “contains information relating to the UK’s security co-operation with Saudi Arabia” and that releasing the document “would damage the UK’s bilateral relationship” with the Kingdom and potentially damage Britain’s national security.

In February, the Kingdom adopted a new anti-terrorism law that defines terrorism as words or actions deemed by the authorities to be directly or

Saudi Arabia's Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Nayef and U.S. President Obama in Washington

Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Nayef and U.S. President Obama in Washington

indirectly “disturbing” to public order or “destabilizing the security of society” as well as “seeking to disrupt national unity” or “engaging in atheism” or by calling for protests.

The Saudi Ministry of the Interior is also responsible for carrying out executions such as the threatened beheading of Ali Mohammed Baqir al-Nimr for taking part in anti-government protests and allegedly attacking security forces when he was 17. Mr Ali al-Nimr supporters claim he was tortured while detention. For Saudi Arabia, there is nothing wrong with this as the country follows the Wahhabi version of Islam, the same as ISIS does.

In an attempt to placate the Saudi’s concern over the matter and bow to their will, David Cameron has sent a personal message to King Salman bin Abdul Aziz bin Saud, while the Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond was dispatched to rush to Riyadh to apologize for the matter.

The bottom line is that Saudi money rules, not only in the U.S., but in the UK, as well.

Saudi money rules, and has ruled for a long time—not just in the UK, but in the  U.S., as well.

The author, John Harding, has lived and worked in Saudi Arabia for nine  years.

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