Najib’s Spectacular Carnival of Thievery

Among all the questions triggered by the announcement last week that the US government had seized US$1 billion from assets stolen from 1Malaysia Development Bhd since 2009, the biggest one is perhaps this: How on earth did they think they could get away with i... Read More...

New Press Crackdown in Malaysia

The Malaysian government of Prime Minister Najib Razak, beset by a swarm of scandals overseas, is doing its level best to make sure that as few as possible of the country’s 30.6 million citizens learn about them. Unfortunately its efforts have not stopp... Read More...

Will China Save Malaysia’s PM?

What price will Malaysia pay as the embattled 1Malaysia Development Bhd, the state-backed investment fund, sells power plants to China General Nuclear Power Corporation? Or, for that matter, China’s promise ... Read More...

Obama to Najib: Release Anwar

It is ironic that despite being told by the President of the United States to free opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim, Prime Minister Najib wants to hide behind Malaysia’s legal system, because he certainly has ... Read More...
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Malaysian PM’s TPP Stance Could Backfire Domestically

Arguably the most important issue to test Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak’s stranglehold on power is his enthusiastic backing for the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the omnibus trade pact between the 12 Pacific Rim nations that is one of the capstones of US... Read More...