National Security Secretariat execs courted by private sector
The NSS, created in 2010 to liaise with the prime minister on intelligence policy, is a hotbed for those who want to work for private groups.
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Several government- and privately-backed submarine cable projects in the Indo-Pacific are underway, as the US prepares to work with Japan on 5G with an eye on curbing Beijing's growing reach in the region.
Facebook has withdrawn its proposal for the Bay to Bay Express Cable System (BtoBE), according to a September 10 FCC filing. The move comes just weeks after the social media giant abandoned the Hong Kong link of another trans-Pacific submarine cable, the Pacific Light Cable Network (PLCN), after US agencies flagged the project for potential national security risks.