The guilty verdict in former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak’s corruption trial is a sign of hope but it hardly means that justice has been delivered in the case. Malaysia’s judiciary has a historic opportunity to restore some degree of independence and push back against decades of political interventions.
Najib’s government is yet again on thin ice over 1MDB. It is long past time for the truth.
Low levels of financial literacy and high costs of living mean many Malaysians struggle to save and invest for the future. This could create grounds for political and economic instability.
Mahathir bin Mohammad once shaped Malaysia’s future. Today he jumps and prances to the media to make headlines – even though his time has long since passed.