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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.
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.

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.

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."
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.

Former Malaysian First Lady Sentenced to 10 Years Prison for Bribery

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

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.

Malaysia Budget Announcement Raises Prospect of Early Polls

Malaysia Budget Announcement Raises Prospect of Early Polls

By Sebastian Strangio
The ruling United Malays National Organisation is hoping to capitalize on recent strong showings at the state level.
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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