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Perception of Corruption Stagnates Across Asia
January 31, 2023

Perception of Corruption Stagnates Across Asia

By Catherine Putz
Governments in Asia are perceived to be as corrupt as ever.

Imprisoned Former Malaysian PM Turns to UN in Bid for Freedom
January 06, 2023

Imprisoned Former Malaysian PM Turns to UN in Bid for Freedom

By Sebastian Strangio
Lawyers for Najib Razak have filed a petition with the U.N. Working Group on Arbitrary Detention, claiming "rushed justice."
Why Does the Philippines Want a Sovereign Wealth Fund?
December 13, 2022

Why Does the Philippines Want a Sovereign Wealth Fund?

By James Guild
Such funds are usually set up in smallish commodity exporting nations that run large current account surpluses. The Philippines is neither of these.

Imprisoned Former Malaysian PM Files Request for Royal Pardon
September 06, 2022

Imprisoned Former Malaysian PM Files Request for Royal Pardon

By Sebastian Strangio
Najib Razak's campaign for a royal pardon will provide a compelling political B-plot in the run-up to the country's next general election.

How Malaysia’s Judiciary Fought Back and Convicted a Former PM
August 31, 2022

How Malaysia’s Judiciary Fought Back and Convicted a Former PM

By James Chai
After decades of subordination to politicians, the conviction of Najib Razak on corruption charges was a powerful assertion of independence by the country's judiciary.

Supporters of Malaysia’s Jailed PM Begin Campaign for Royal Pardon
August 25, 2022

Supporters of Malaysia’s Jailed PM Begin Campaign for Royal Pardon

By Sebastian Strangio
Najib Razak's best hope of an early release is to mobilize his base and generate public pressure for the king to intervene.

After 7 Years, Malaysia’s Judiciary Delivers Justice in 1MDB Case
August 24, 2022

After 7 Years, Malaysia’s Judiciary Delivers Justice in 1MDB Case

By Sebastian Strangio
The jailing of Najib Razak is a major step toward accountability for the massive financial scandal, but many of its architects and enablers remain at large.
Malaysia Top Court Upholds Ex-PM Najib’s Graft Conviction
August 23, 2022

Malaysia Top Court Upholds Ex-PM Najib’s Graft Conviction

By Eileen Ng
The former leader was found guilty in 2020 on three charges related to the pilfering of the 1MDB state development fund.

Ex-Malaysian PM Najib Begins Final Appeal Against 1MDB Conviction
August 15, 2022

Ex-Malaysian PM Najib Begins Final Appeal Against 1MDB Conviction

By Sebastian Strangio
Lawyers for the former leader are seeking to have the case thrown out on the grounds that a trial judge had a conflict of interest.

Malaysian Court Upholds 1MDB Verdict Against Former PM
December 08, 2021

Malaysian Court Upholds 1MDB Verdict Against Former PM

By Sebastian Strangio
In handing down the decision, an appeal judge described Najib Razak’s actions as a “national embarrassment.”

US Government Returns More Recovered 1MDB Funds to Malaysia
May 14, 2021

US Government Returns More Recovered 1MDB Funds to Malaysia

By Sebastian Strangio
The announcement came days after the Malaysian government filed 22 lawsuits seeking to recover more than $23 billion in 1MDB-linked assets.
Malaysia Ex-PM’s Wife Ordered to Make Defense in Graft Trial
February 18, 2021

Malaysia Ex-PM’s Wife Ordered to Make Defense in Graft Trial

By Associated Press
The trial has shed additional light on the important role that the Malaysian First Lady played during her husband's time in office.

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