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Asian Survey. 2020; 601100–108 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2020.60.1.100
Published: 01 February 2020
... support within the party.3 Even former Prime Minister Najib Razak, currently on trial for charges linked to the multibillion-dollar 1MDB scandal,4 has been welcomed back into UMNO and Barisan in an advisory role.5 If Muafakat does not replace Barisan, UMNO will have to act as a political fulcrum to pivot...
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Asian Survey. 2017; 571173–179 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2017.57.1.173
Published: 01 February 2017
... institutions and economy. © 2017 by The Regents of the University of California 2017 1MDB patronage politics ethnic relations China policy Islamic moderation ANTHONY MILNER Malaysia in 2016 Sharpening Political Fault Lines ABSTRACT In 2016 Prime Minister Najib overcame challenges that many...
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Asian Survey. 2018; 581174–180 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2018.58.1.174
Published: 01 February 2018
... constitution secular/Islamic 1MDB election politics ANTHONY MILNER Malaysia in 2017 Clever Politics, Deeper Transformation ABSTRACT The Najib government continued to consolidate its political hold on Malaysia in 2017. Various factors, including a moderately improved economic situation and a relatively...
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Asian Survey. 2019; 596959–977 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2019.59.6.959
Published: 01 December 2019
..., had held a political rally where he allegedly said he was willing for a keris to be soaked in Chinese blood. But far more serious were the corruption allegations against Najib in the 1MDB affair. Najib was alleged to be a direct beneficiary of a scam 23. There are many reasons for paper conversions...
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Asian Survey. 2019; 593500–520 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2019.59.3.500
Published: 01 June 2019
... rights over others. 20 PH mainly focused on bread-and-butter issues, the draining of financial resources, corruption, and the cost of living. It emphasized the money laundering, involving hundreds of millions of dollars siphoned from state investment firm 1MDB (1Malaysia Development Berhad), which was a...
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Asian Survey. 2016; 561101–107 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2016.56.1.101
Published: 01 February 2016
... remained good, and GDP growth slowed compared with 2014. © 2016 by The Regents of the University of California 2016 Najib 1MDB Chinese ambassador Mahathir opposition POH PING LEE Malaysia in 2015 A Denouement of Sorts for the Prime Minister ABSTRACT The government of Najib Razak in Malaysia...
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Asian Survey. 2019; 591147–155 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2019.59.1.147
Published: 01 February 2019
... defeated by his political nemesis, Mahathir Mohamad. Malaysia’s economy was stable but sluggish, growing slower than expected in 2018. © 2019 by The Regents of the University of California 2019 general election Mahathir Najib 1MDB scandal economic sluggishness foreign policy readjustment...
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Asian Survey. 2019; 591209–214 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2019.59.1.209
Published: 01 February 2019
... Singapore was far too low. In September, a Singapore court ordered the return of S$ 15.3 million (US$ 11.1 million) to Malaysia from the 1MDB scandal that has plagued the Malaysian government. The monies were seized from 1MDB and its subsid- iary company SRC International as part of Singapore s efforts to...
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Asian Survey. 2019; 5911–9 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2019.59.1.1
Published: 01 February 2019
..., both BN apostates. The 93-year-old Mahathir lost no time announcing a GST tax cut, slashing unaffordable BRI projects (and adjuring Beijing not to practice a new kind of imperialism and putting Najib Razak in the dock for the 1MDB financial scandal (while also suing Goldman Sachs for underwriting it...
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Asian Survey. 2017; 573548–570 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2017.57.3.548
Published: 01 June 2017
.... In October 2016, FNF organized their main event, the Freedom Summit, to discuss the situation of freedom in Malaysia. In the light of a surge of opposition to Najib Razak s administration in Malaysia following the 1MDB scandal as well as the shutting down of various dissident voices, FNF pro- vided a...
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Asian Survey. 2016; 565833–858 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2016.56.5.833
Published: 01 October 2016