Picture: Ed Wray Midway through The Australian’s visit, a Laotian delegation arrives: three portly men in tight shirts who place rhinestone-encrusted souvenir T-shirts before the King of Kings and deferentially bend to kiss his ringed finger.
As he tells it, 681st in a bloodline of custodian kings dedicated to safeguarding a cache of gold and platinum dating back to King Solomon — collateral for all the world’s debts — Sino claims to be on the verge of distributing million to every man, woman and child, if only he can outsmart the evil global financial corporations blocking his way.
But Peter van Runt, a retired Canberra IT consultant, who got involved with Swiss Indo back in 2013 through alternative New Age media and a movement to dissolve the world’s banks and corporations in the wake of the GFC, is having none of it.
From fake gold and platinum (spelled “plattinium”) bars on Sino’s chaotic desk, to the claimed association with figures as diverse as King Solomon, John F.
Kennedy and Pope Francis, and the fabulist stories of Sino’s godlike powers, suspending credibility just became too difficult for van Runt.“(Sino) would tell people they were the reincarnation of famous figures.
In the unfolding saga of the King of Kings, Sino — a balding man in an Asian-influenced Sergeant Pepper-style jacket — chain-smokes his way through an explanation of his Swiss Indo World Trust group, a money cult that has drawn in dozens of Australians, including a former Nick Xenophon running mate, Ann Bressington.
The complex Dungeons and Dragons-style fantasy of dark states, corporations masquerading as national governments, Knights Templar mythology and financial conspiracies on a global scale would be a more amusing tale if it were not threatening to leave an arc of trouble in its wake.
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