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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.
Former Malaysian Finance Minister Latest to be Charged in Corruption Probe

Former Malaysian Finance Minister Latest to be Charged in Corruption Probe

By Sebastian Strangio
Daim Zainuddin, a former close associate of ex-PM Mahathir Mohamad, has been accused of failing to declare millions of dollars worth of assets.

Ex-Malaysian PM Mahathir Accuses Government of Prosecuting Its Rivals

Ex-Malaysian PM Mahathir Accuses Government of Prosecuting Its Rivals

By Eileen Ng
The former leader's claims came a week after his eldest son was ordered to hand over information to anti-graft investigators.

Head of Malaysian Youth Party Found Guilt of Corruption

Head of Malaysian Youth Party Found Guilt of Corruption

By Sebastian Strangio
The conviction comes two months after Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman pulled his party out of the ruling coalition due to graft concerns.

Anwar Ibrahim’s Triad of Critical Challenges

Anwar Ibrahim’s Triad of Critical Challenges

By M. Bakri Musa
The Malaysian prime minister is hoping that by tackling one challenge – corruption – he can make inroads into the other two.

Malaysia Will Not Appeal Ex-PM Najib’s Acquittal in 1MDB Tampering Case

Malaysia Will Not Appeal Ex-PM Najib’s Acquittal in 1MDB Tampering Case

By Sebastian Strangio
The decision comes less than two weeks after the dropping of corruption charges against an ally for Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim.
Malaysian Youth Party Defects From Ruling Coalition Over Corruption Cases

Malaysian Youth Party Defects From Ruling Coalition Over Corruption Cases

By Sebastian Strangio
The defection has deprived Anwar Ibrahim's government of its two-thirds parliamentary majority in Parliament.

Malaysian Court Dismisses 47 Corruption Charges Against Key Anwar Ally

Malaysian Court Dismisses 47 Corruption Charges Against Key Anwar Ally

By Sebastian Strangio
The dismissal of the case against Deputy PM Ahmad Zahid Hamidi has again called into question Anwar's anti-corruption credentials.

Malaysia Announces Arrest of Another 1MDB Fugitive

Malaysia Announces Arrest of Another 1MDB Fugitive

By Sebastian Strangio
Jasmine Loo, a former lawyer for the ill-fated state investment fund, is a close associate of Jho Taek Low, the alleged ringleader of the 1MDB 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."

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