Tag: Malaysia

Najib Razak, Malaysia’s Former Prime Minister, Found Guilty in Graft Trial

BANGKOK — A Malaysian court on Tuesday found Najib Razak, the country’s former prime minister, guilty of corruption on charges stemming from the disappearance of $4.5 billion from a government investment fund he once controlled. The trial, the first of several related to the pilfering of funds from the 1 Malaysia Development Berhad fund, was […]

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Is China’s Effort to Mass Collect DNA the Future of Policing?

For several years now, the police and other authorities in China have been collecting across the country DNA samples from millions of men and boys who aren’t suspected of having committed any crime. In a report published by the Australian Strategic Policy Institute last month, we exposed the extent of the Chinese government’s program of […]

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While America Looks Away, Autocrats Crack Down on Digital News Sites

Like many American media types, I spent a lot of time last week reading heated arguments about free speech. I was wondering if I, too, could count myself as a “veteran of the Twitter wars” when Steven Gan distracted me by telling me about his car. Mr. Gan, the co-founder and editor in chief of […]

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