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Corruption in Malaysia: The No Shame Game

Corruption in Malaysia: The No Shame Game

By Sophie Lemière
From prison, disgraced former Prime Minister Najib Razak is plotting an unlikely political comeback. Don't rule it out.

Malaysia Confirms Royal Pardon for Jailed Former PM Najib Razak

Malaysia Confirms Royal Pardon for Jailed Former PM Najib Razak

By Sebastian Strangio
The pardon, which halves the former leader's prison sentence from 12 to six years, could see him free ahead of the country's next general election.
Former Malaysian PM’s Prison Term Halved by Royal Pardon, Report Claims

Former Malaysian PM’s Prison Term Halved by Royal Pardon, Report Claims

By Sebastian Strangio
Former PM Najib Razak is currently serving a 12-year sentence for his involvement in the multibillion-dollar 1MDB corruption scandal.

Alleged 1MDB Mastermind Jho Low is Hiding in Macau, Malaysian Government Says

Alleged 1MDB Mastermind Jho Low is Hiding in Macau, Malaysian Government Says

By Sebastian Strangio
The confirmation, which follows the return of another 1MDB suspect from Macau, is unlikely to result in the fugitive financier's extradition.

Malaysian Court Refuses Former PM’s Bid For 1MDB Verdict Review

Malaysian Court Refuses Former PM’s Bid For 1MDB Verdict Review

By Sebastian Strangio
The Federal Court rejected Prime Minister Najib Razak's request, with a judge describing him as "the author of his own misfortunes."

Malaysian Court Acquits Former PM Najib in 1MDB Audit Case

Malaysian Court Acquits Former PM Najib in 1MDB Audit Case

By Sebastian Strangio
The High Court ruling would appear to undermine the claim of the former leader's supporters that the cases against him are politically motivated.

Perception of Corruption Stagnates Across Asia

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

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?

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

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

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

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.

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