28 Sep '15, 11pm

Malaysia’s Najib is Still in Control but Graft Charges Have Hurt Him, Perhaps Fatally (The Wire)

Malaysia’s Najib is Still in Control but Graft Charges Have Hurt Him, Perhaps Fatally by Sharaad Kuttan The Wire 27/09/2015 As questions are raised about the dealings of a government fund, the Malaysian authorities are once again looking to play the race card Kuala Lampur: China’s ambassador and his wife sipped tea at one of Kuala Lumpur’s better known tourist-traps known as Chinatown earlier this week. Standing with a representative of a local retail association and having just handed out mid-autumn “moon cakes’ to traders he issued an unusual statement. He said that China would not condone “terrorism, extremism and discrimination”. In an immediate response Wisma Putra – Malaysia’s foreign ministry – summoned the ambassador to explain his remarks. What made his remarks particular stinging for the government was that it was delivered on the eve of a planned rally by suppor...

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