If a 'settlement' out of court was in place and money (compensation) had exchanged hands as part of the deal, the glue that holds together the agreed settlement would be 'confidentiality'
It's no different than what have been practised in Australia or most Western countries, that neither parties in the so-called 'settlement' can reveal details of the compensation, especially of sums exchanged, and even of the issue of 'compensation'.
What puzzles me is Clare Rewcastle Brown now revealing Hadi Awang paid her over RM1.4 million. Does that mean she has violated the resettlement clauses? Will that RM1.4+ be retrieved by Hadi Awang?
That seems likely so, and if that would be the case, who has in turn encouraged and 'compensated' Clare Brown to violate the out-of-court agreement?
Furthermore, in the face of protestations from PAS sources, Malaysiakini reported that Rewcastle-Brown's lawyer Americk Sidhu told Malaysiakini that the cheque was written in front of him and that it had cleared into the Sarawak Report editor's account.