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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.

Former Malaysian First Lady Sentenced to 10 Years Prison for Bribery
September 02, 2022

Former Malaysian First Lady Sentenced to 10 Years Prison for Bribery

By Sebastian Strangio
Rosmah Mansor, 70, was accused of soliciting and receiving bribes in order to facilitate a contract to provide solar panels for schools in Borneo.
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.

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.

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.

It’s Too Early to Celebrate Najib’s Historic Corruption Sentence
July 31, 2020

It’s Too Early to Celebrate Najib’s Historic Corruption Sentence

By Binaifer Nowrojee
With Najib’s political allies back in power and an ongoing crackdown on the forces pushing for accountability, the case is anything but closed.

Malaysia Ex-PM Najib Given 12 Years in Jail in 1MDB Looting
July 28, 2020

Malaysia Ex-PM Najib Given 12 Years in Jail in 1MDB Looting

By Associated Press
2 years after his ouster in a shock election upset, Najib Razak becomes the first Malaysian leader to be convicted of corruption.

Malaysian Prosecutors Drop Second High-profile Graft Case 
June 09, 2020

Malaysian Prosecutors Drop Second High-profile Graft Case 

By Associated Press
Musa Aman’s acquittal comes less than a month after prosecutors dropped money laundering charges against Riza Aziz.
Malaysia: Anti-Corruption Chief Quits After Pakatan Harapan’s Fall
March 06, 2020

Malaysia: Anti-Corruption Chief Quits After Pakatan Harapan’s Fall

By Associated Press
She is the second top official to quit following the breakup of the reformist ruling alliance.

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