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Rozanna Latiff

New youth party hopes to 'unshackle' Malaysia from old politics

03 Sep 2020

KUALA LUMPUR One of Malaysia's youngest lawmakers will start a youth-based party this month with the hope of changing a political landscape long dominated by "old hands" and money politics.

'What's to be ashamed of': Malaysia's Najib back on the stump despite guilty verdict

24 Aug 2020

SLIM, Malaysia Convicted of corruption less than a month ago and sentenced to 12 years in jail, former Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak was back campaigning for a party candidate over the weekend in a by-election for a state assembly seat.

'We finally feel vindicated': Najib's critics hail Malaysia verdict

29 Jul 2020

KUALA LUMPUR Fahmi Reza was once sentenced to jail in Malaysia for portraying former prime minister Najib Razak as a clown. That image has now been updated and re-posted with "GUILTY" written across Najib's eyes in red.

Malaysia's Najib sentenced to over a decade in jail in 1MDB trial

28 Jul 2020

KUALA LUMPUR Malaysia's former leader, Najib Razak, was found guilty of corruption and sentenced to 12 years in jail on Tuesday in the first trial over a multi-billion-dollar scandal at state fund 1MDB that stretched to the Gulf states and Hollywood. | Video

Malaysian ex-PM Najib to face verdict in first 1MDB case

28 Jul 2020

KUALA LUMPUR, July 28 Former Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak is set to learn his fate on Tuesday as a court delivers a verdict in the first of several trials he faces over a multi-billion dollar graft scandal at 1MDB, a state fund he founded.

Malaysia faces crucial graft test as Najib’s first 1MDB verdict looms

26 Jul 2020

KUALA LUMPUR Malaysian former prime minister Najib Razak, fighting dozens of charges over a multi-billion-dollar graft scandal at state fund 1MDB, faces his first verdict on Tuesday in a landmark case that tests the country's efforts to stamp out corruption and could have big political implications.

Goldman to pay Malaysia $3.9 billion over 1MBD scandal, U.S. settlement seen close

24 Jul 2020

By Rozanna Latiff, Joseph Sipalan and Elizabeth Dilts Marshall | Video

Malaysian court to hear bid to set aside caning for Rohingya refugees

21 Jul 2020

KUALA LUMPUR A Malaysian court on Wednesday will hear a bid to set aside caning sentences handed down to 27 Rohingya Muslim refugees from Myanmar, lawyers said, a punishment that rights groups have decried as vicious and tantamount to torture.

Malaysian court hears contempt case against news portal amid media crackdown

13 Jul 2020

KUALA LUMPUR A Malaysian court heard on Monday a contempt case brought by the government against independent news portal Malaysiakini and its editor-in-chief over readers' comments posted on its website, in a case widely seen as a test for press freedoms. | Video

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