The Malaysian government should reconsider its decision to lift the moratorium on laws previously used to repress dissent, Human Rights Watch said today.
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Former Malaysian P.M Najib’s wife has been charged with 17 offenses including money laundering, after billions of dollars disappeared from state coffers.
Ex-Malaysian PM Najib Razak’s legal woes are mounting over the multi-billion dollar embezzlement scandal of the country’s 1MDB sovereign wealth fund.
Najib formally charged with a multi-billion dollar scandal involving sovereign wealth fund
Malaysian journalists are enjoying unprecedented freedom in the wake of the unexpected ouster of a government
Malaysian election was the result of the grass-roots efforts of citizens to vote against formidable odds
The Barisan National party and its coalition partners in the United Malays National Organization have been overthrown
Opposition parties and activists have long complained they’re unable to compete on equal terms
Hundreds of demonstrators gathered in Kuala Lumpur Wednesday to protest a controversial electoral plan
Malaysia proposed bill imposing hefty fines and jail sentences on those found guilty of willfully publishing fake news