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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.

Goldman Sachs Subsidiary Pleads to US Charges in 1MDB Probe
October 23, 2020

Goldman Sachs Subsidiary Pleads to US Charges in 1MDB Probe

By Associated Press
Prosecutors alleged that bond sales organized by Goldman Sachs helped enable the pilfering of the Malaysian sovereign wealth fund.

Consultant Charged in Covert Lobbying of Trump Officials to Drop 1MDB Investigation
August 25, 2020

Consultant Charged in Covert Lobbying of Trump Officials to Drop 1MDB Investigation

By Associated Press
Federal prosecutors say Nickie Lum Davis failed to disclose to the federal government that his lobbying efforts were on behalf of a fugitive Malaysian financier.
Yvonne Tew on Courts and Constitutionalism in Malaysia
August 11, 2020

Yvonne Tew on Courts and Constitutionalism in Malaysia

By Catherine Putz
The Najib ruling is “a step in the right direction on the path to constitutional redemption,” Tew says.

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