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1976: Boardroom action and oil disputes

Singapore's extradition request of the Slater Walker boys, the Malaysian takeover of Sime Darby's board and disunity among the oil-producing countries dominated the news in 1976.


THE post-colonial restructuring of the business scene in Singapore and Malaysia was in full-swing in 1976. As the business and political worlds sought out a new equilibrium, eager players were jostling for control of the assets that came into play, with the outcomes defining the balance of power...