Malaysia’s former prime minister Najib Razak: has consistently denied wrongdoing. Photograph: Lai Seng Sin/Reuters

Najib Razak, the former Malaysian prime minister, has been arrested for his alleged role in the 1MDB scandal, in which billions were embezzled from a (...)

Malaysian politician Anwar Ibrahim speaks during a news conference next to his wife Wan Azizah Wan Ismail in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on May 16th, following his release from prison. Photograph: Lai Seng Sin/Reuters

Maria Chin Abdullah has faced death threats, detention without trial in solitary confinement and numerous police investigations, as she campaigned aga(...)

Malaysia’s attorney-general cleared prime minister Najib Razak of any criminal offences or corruption on Tuesday, closing investigations into a murky multi-million-dollar funding scandal that his opponents had hoped would bring him down. Photograph: EPA/STR

Malaysia’s attorney-general cleared prime minister Najib Razak of any criminal offences or corruption on Tuesday, closing investigations into a murky (...)