Tag: Malaysia

How Britain lets Russian kleptocrats hide dirty money


British financial complicity with Russian kleptocrats is undermining the country’s national security and democratic institutions, says analyst Oliver Bullough. Over the past decade, £68bn has flowed from Russia into Britain’s… Read more »

To ‘mature as a democracy’, Malaysia’s ‘sick-minded’ corruption must end


Malaysia’s new government on Monday established a special task force to probe possible criminal offences relating to country’s 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) sovereign wealth fund, the FT reports: The task… Read more »

Malaysia’s tsunami unseats ‘kleptocracy at its worst’


Breaking six decades of rule by the Barisan Nasional coalition, Malaysia’s opposition Pakatan Harapan coalition, headed by former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, won 113 of 222 parliamentary seats in yesterday’s poll…. Read more »

Malaysia, soccer highlight corruption’s corrosive impact on democracy


  The timing of Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak’s White House visit seems especially questionable, considering that it will come just a month after the Justice Department announced that it was proceeding… Read more »

Malaysia’s anti-corruption campaign is also a fight for democracy


  Malaysia’s anti-corruption commission has been making lots of headlines lately. Its agents have been carrying out high-profile arrests of government officials accused of bribery and influence-peddling. You’d think that… Read more »