Malaysia

The plot to topple Malaysia’s prime minister

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As scandal swirls around Malaysia’s beleaguered prime minister Najib Razak, GREG LOPEZ assesses Najib’s prospects of remaining in power. On 2 July 2015, the Wall Street Journal alleged that US$700 million from the state development fund 1 Malaysian Development Berhad (1MDB) had gone into a personal bank account of Malaysia’s prime minister Najib Razak. Najib […]

Malaysia

Malaysia one step closer to authoritarian rule

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The five-year jail sentence imposed on opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim last week, writes JAMES GIGGACHER,  raises serious questions about the future of Malaysia’s politics and opposition movement. The fate of long-time opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim was decided on 10 February – and along with it the increasingly slim democratic prospects for his native Malaysia. With […]