London seems to be the most favorite hideout for Malaysian's good, bad and ugly. Also, one of best picks to do business.
Some of them who once were big names in local business are finding solace in London after their regime took a tumble or lost the government's favor. They started to relocate elsewhere - to the Middle East, Indonesia, Vietnam, China and other countries. South Africa is of no exemption.
Where are the likes of Tajudin Ramli, Halim Saad, Nazri Abdullah (ex-group editor of Berita Harian), Uncle Sam and other corporate figures who suddenly 'disappeared' from local arena?
Even Kalimullah has chosen London for his 'hide and seek' ever since Pak Lah retires as Prime Minister. Who else?
Then, another trend emerges. Those who made headlines as being among the 'most wanted' figures for what they had done - whether its right or wrong - are also turning London as their best hideout.
Blogger Raja Petra Kamarudin and private investigator P Balasubramaniam are also in London. Afraid to come home for investigation, I suppose. RPK didnt come home when his son who is now behind bars was hospitalised recently.
Bala, too didnt come home to face the MACC. Both RPK and Bala are involved in making statutory declarations about the murder case involving Mongolian's Altantuya Shaariibuu. Their families are in London too.
How long will they enjoy London is not an issue. The question is - is it save for them?