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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.

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.

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

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.

What’s Driving Taiwan’s Mass Protests?
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What’s Driving Taiwan’s Mass Protests?

Malaysian Court Upholds 1MDB Verdict Against Former PM

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.”

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

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.
Will Malaysia’s Upcoming Election Put Chinese Investments at Risk?

Will Malaysia’s Upcoming Election Put Chinese Investments at Risk?

By Qianye Zhang
How much do Chinese investors need to worry about Malaysia’s next election?

The Danger of Najibizing Malaysia’s Foreign Policy

The Danger of Najibizing Malaysia’s Foreign Policy

By Prashanth Parameswaran
Recent controversies over the country’s foreign policy decisions are the product of a broader problem.

Malaysia Is Not Pivoting to China With Najib’s Visit

Malaysia Is Not Pivoting to China With Najib’s Visit

By Prashanth Parameswaran
Suggestions of a dramatic shift are grossly exaggerated and not grounded in reality.

When Will Malaysia Hold Its Next Election?

When Will Malaysia Hold Its Next Election?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
A look at the speculation that the country may hold early polls before it needs to in 2018.
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