Perhaps when this thread dies out it could be closed and stickied so we don't keep flogging a dead horse every year or so.
In relation to Libertine, I also live in Asia (Nanjing, China now), was also based in South Korea and Vietnam before and have travelled extensively through most Asian countries. I don't doubt your scrimmages with the Malaysian national team but I'm sure you realise that Malaysian/Se Asian basketball is far from the pinnacle of Asian basketball generally. To give you an idea, in the recently concluded SEABA (South-East Asian) championship in Manila,which served as a qualifying tournament to the Asian Championship in Lebanon this year and the later WC qualifiers, the Philippines ran roughshod over the competition, winning every game by an average of about 60 points. It's not a coincidence that SE Asia will be represented by one team only, while East Asia (PR China, Taiwan, Japan, etc) and West Asia (Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, Jordan etc) will have many more.
As for China, I went to the recent Jiangsu Dragons/Melbourne game in Nanjing, which was attended by about 3000 souls without any great fanfare and with both teams underhanded. Given that Jiangsu finished 14th in the 20 team CBA, the conclusion I drew was that some of these players could compete in the Australian NBL, it seems obvious that the Chinese teams in the blitz are development teams. Could definitely shoot and had legit size. And no, the referring wasn't so terrible to be rigged.
Basketball has OK crowds and media interest in Japan and Korea, they have some promising players on the world stage (Rui Hachimura, Yuta Watanabe, Yang Jae-Min) while I understand basketball is the national sport in Lebanon. Since there is no will to establish this sort of thing in Asia, I think building up the exposure of the Asian Club Championship, with teams from Aus/NZ competing, would help lift standards over the region.