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The Malaysian government on Monday announced the creation of a special task force to look into whether there were criminal acts committed by the management of the 1 Malaysian Development Berhad (1MDB) . The task force is asked to identify and seize assets that were acquired from the illegal siphoning from the state fund. Former [...]

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Former Malaysian prime minister Anwar Ibrahim received a royal pardon Wednesday and was released after serving three years of his five-year sentence. He was sentenced for sodomy in proceedings that were widely seen as politically motivated . Amnesty International had previously called Anwar’s imprisonment a human rights violation. Malaysia held elections on May 9—their first [...]

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The Parliament of Malaysia on Friday announced a change to the country's sedition law, which will strengthen government intervention upon seditious activity. Malaysia's original sedition law banned acts and speech expressing contempt against...

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