Blog readers will no doubt remember how Mr. Icahn (the largest owner of effectively-valueless 'Herbalife' shares) has recently been appointed to the unofficial (new) post of President-Elect Trump's special adviser on regulatory reform. This would seem to be the equivalent of appointing a notorious pyromaniac to be a special adviser on fire prevention and on the choice of who should be Fire Chief.
Donald Trump began to flaunt his Indonesian connections during his Presidential campaign.
Carl Icahn is the largest share-holder of Freeport McMoRan Inc. - a company which owns around 90% of the truly-staggering Grasberg Mine in Indonesia and which is Indonesia's largest corporate tax-payer.
David Brear (coptright 2017)