Malaysia Update Conference 2016: Session 1: Politics — Future Directions in a Fractured Polity

Prime Minister Najib

The past year in Malaysia has been as tumultuous as any in sixty years of independence. At its epicentre has been the sovereign wealth fund 1 Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), with debts of around RM50 billion (more than US $12 billion) and the reported diversion of more than $4.5 billion into unauthorised accounts. Time and Foreign Policy magazines both ranked 1MDB in their top five financial scandals for 2015, and the US Department of Justice has launched a civil case for recovery of more than US$1 billion in assets associated with money laundering from 1MDB.

In this podcast:

Chair: Dr John Funston

Malaysian Politics Since the 13th General Election

Professor James Chin - Director of the Asia Institute, University of Tasmania;

Rethinking Malaysian Politics

YB Zairil Khir Johari - Democratic Action Party (DAP) MP for Bukit Bendera

Pribumi at the Crossroad

Dato’ Ibrahim Ali Contemporary Malaysian Politics — Founder President of Perkasa, and Former MP for Pasir Mas, Kelantan

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