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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.

Malaysia Budget Announcement Raises Prospect of Early Polls
August 29, 2022

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
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.

After 7 Years, Malaysia’s Judiciary Delivers Justice in 1MDB Case
August 24, 2022

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.

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.
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.

Malaysian Court Upholds 1MDB Verdict Against Former PM
December 08, 2021

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 Enters ‘Total Lockdown’ as COVID-19 Surge Continues
June 01, 2021

Malaysia Enters ‘Total Lockdown’ as COVID-19 Surge Continues

By Sebastian Strangio
Prime Minister Muhyiddin is facing increasing pressure from the opposition – and from within his own coalition.

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.

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