Malaysia’s former prime minister Najib Razak after a court appearance linked to the 1MDB scandal in 2018. Photograph:   Mohd Rasfan/AFP via Getty Images

What is 1MDB? Originally 1MDB – an abbreviation of 1Malaysia Development Berhad (which means limited) – was nothing more than a Malaysian state fund,(...)

Goldman Sachs headquarters in New York. Settlement with Malaysia follows investment fund scandal dating back to 2012 and 2013. Photograph: Jeenah Moon/Bloomberg

The Malaysian government has agreed to a $3.9 billion (€3.37 billion) settlement with Goldman Sachs over losses suffered from a multibillion-dollar sc(...)

Mahathir Mohamad (94) has resigned  as Malaysia’s prime minister. Photograph:  Mohd Rasfan/AFP via Getty Images

Mahathir Mohamad, Malaysia’s nonagenarian prime minister, has announced his resignation, threatening the future of the ruling coalition and plunging t(...)

Malaysia’s former prime Minister, Najib Razak, offers a prayer as he arrives at the high court in Kuala Lumpur on Wednesday. Photograph: Lai Seng Sin/Reuters

Ahead of what is being touted as Malaysia’s trial of the century – the start of hearings against former prime minister Najib Razak over the country’s (...)

Malaysia’s former prime minister Najib Razak leaves the high court in Kuala Lumpur on Wednesday. Photograph: Lai Seng Sin/Reuters

Najib Razak, the former prime minister who sat at the pinnacle of a political machine that dominated Malaysia for more than 60 years, on Wednesday beg(...)

Vietnamese Doan Thi Huong (C)  is escorted by Malaysian police officers at the Shah Alam High Court in Shah Alam, Malaysia. Photograph: Fazry Ismail/EPA

A Vietnamese woman accused of killing the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un escaped the death penalty on Monday, after Malaysian prosec(...)

A pedestrian  walks past a wall carrying a message highlighting Malaysia’s mandatory death penalty for drug trafficking in Kuala Lumpur. Photograph:   Tengku Bahar/AFP/Getty Images

The case of Muhammad Lukman Mohamad ignited outrage in August, when he received a death sentence in Malaysia for selling medicinal cannabis oil to ca(...)

 Malaysia’s former prime minister, Najib Razak, exits the Kuala Lumpur high court on Wednesday after he pleaded not guilty to money-laundering charges. Photograph: Ore Huiying/Getty Images

Malaysia’s former prime minister Najib Razak pleaded not guilty to money laundering charges on Wednesday, as the country’s new government looked for a(...)

Malaysia’s former prime minister Najib Razak greets his supporters as he leaves a court in Kuala Lumpur on Wednesday. Photograph: Lai Seng Sin/Reuters

Najib Razak, the former prime minister of Malaysia, was charged with criminal breach of trust and abuse of power on Wednesday, and pleaded not guilty (...)

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 (...)

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