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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.
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.

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.

He Got Away With Robbing a Bank. Here’s How to Hold Him Accountable.
August 01, 2022

He Got Away With Robbing a Bank. Here’s How to Hold Him Accountable.

By Vivian Zhao
Malaysia’s gargantuan 1MDB scandal shows why the world needs to establish an International Anti-Corruption Court.

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.
In Malaysia, a Gargantuan Chinese-Backed Development Bites the Dust
November 19, 2020

In Malaysia, a Gargantuan Chinese-Backed Development Bites the Dust

By Sebastian Strangio
The Melaka Gateway project has languished since the 2018 election, when large Chinese investments came under close scrutiny.

Another Close Shave for Malaysia’s PM Muhyiddin
October 27, 2020

Another Close Shave for Malaysia’s PM Muhyiddin

By Sebastian Strangio
UMNO expressed its support for Muhyiddin's coalition, even as its officials sought to extract concessions from the beleaguered premier.

Malaysian Ex-PM Najib Ordered to Enter Defense in 1MDB Case
November 11, 2019

Malaysian Ex-PM Najib Ordered to Enter Defense in 1MDB Case

By Associated Press
Defense lawyers said Najib was shocked he wasn’t acquitted.

Malaysian Judge Postpones 2nd Corruption Trial for Former PM Najib
August 20, 2019

Malaysian Judge Postpones 2nd Corruption Trial for Former PM Najib

By Associated Press
The delay will allow the first trial involving Najib, also linked to the 1MDB scandal, to finish before the next begins.
Malaysia Files Criminal Charges Against Goldman Sachs for 1MDB Scandal
December 18, 2018

Malaysia Files Criminal Charges Against Goldman Sachs for 1MDB Scandal

By Associated Press
The investigation into massive theft from the state investment fund advances.

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