The Russians

Speculation has been circulating for some time in Malaysian blogger-sphere that  PERTONAS will have to liquidate significant assets in 2016 to meet its obligations to the beleaguered  Malaysian government and now there is news on TASS that Russian Oil Corporation Zarubezhneft may acquire some assets from  Petronas and that parties are holding consultations about it. It is unclear which assets and how significant they are but the fact that this is reported in Russian media before official  Malaysian channels may be significant.