In a society built on the notion of racial and religious superiority, Najib’s verdict will be seen by many as a story of personal greed rather than a failure of the system.
Former Prime Minister Najib Razak arriving in court in Kuala Lumpur on Wednesday.
The former Malaysian prime minister has repeatedly tried to delay his trial for corruption. But the new government is committed to making sure he has his day in court.
Najib Razak: self-styled ‘thief of hearts’.
His trial has been delayed – and he’s using every opportunity to gain a new following.
Former Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak is greeted by his supporters as he leaves the Kuala Lumpur High Court.
Malaysia’s former leader is facing charges related to a wide-ranging financial scandal. The new government is sending a message that it’s serious about cleaning up corruption.
Newly elected Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad will need all the support he can get to enact the changes that Malaysia needs.
Malaysians voted for change in this month’s election. Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad’s new administration now needs to deliver.
Supporters of Malaysia’s opposition coalition party hold party flags in northern Malaysia on the eve of the country’s recent election. Corruption-plagued Najib Razak was voted out while Mahathir Mohamad won.
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Malaysian voters tossed the corrupt Najib Razak out of office despite efforts by his party to sway the result. A former dictator is back in charge, about to free his onetime political foe from jail.
Mahathir Mohamad has said many times that he will hand over power to former enemy Anwar Ibrahim, if the latter can secure a royal pardon.
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With the 92-year-old returning to the prime ministership, Malaysians have a sense of optimism that the suspected “kleptocracy” under former leader Najib Razak will come to an end.
Malaysia’s Prime Minister Najib Razak speaks in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in February 2018.
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Malaysia’s audacious use of dirty politics and pre-electoral rigging to tilt the level playing field in its upcoming general elections is contributing to a global democratic crisis.
At 92, former Malaysian prime minister Mahathir Mohamad is again vying for the country’s top job.
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With an election due by August, Malaysian politics has been spiced up – with a former prime minister re-entering the fray.
Participants in the 2015 rally organised by the Coalition for Clean and Fair Elections in Malaysia.
Participants in the latest organised by the Coalition for Clean and Fair Elections in Malaysia will face a repressive state apparatus as well as an intimidating counter-movement known as Red Shirts.
President-elect Donald Trump’s avowed opposition to the Trans Pacific Partnership will work in China’s favour.
If Beijing can bring its neighbours to accept its regional leadership, China would have successfully achieved a dramatic reduction of US influence.
Tens of thousands protest in Malaysia, including members of the country’s indigenous Orang Asli community.
Two million Malaysian immigrants live in countries around the world. That’s not stopping them from being involved with politics back home.
Despite the show of people power in Malaysia’s streets, the greatest threat to Prime Minister Najib Razak’s leadership is probably from within his own party.
The demonstrations against Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak are a potent manifestation of the scale of disillusionment with the government.
Prime Minister Najib Razak is at the centre of a scandal over investigations into the origins of US$700 million transferred into his bank account.
Najib Razak’s response to corruption allegations has been a crackdown on investigators and his critics on both sides of politics. Malaysians are left wondering where their nation is headed.
The government of Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak (pictured centre) has come under fire for its handling of the MH370 disaster.
In the latest press conference on missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak has said there is sufficient evidence that the airliner crashed in a remote part of the Indian…