The legacy of Malaysia’s 1MDB scandal on politics and corruption-fighting

Established for “forging partnerships and advancing growth”, the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) instead ended up at the centre of one of the world’s biggest financial fraud cases. But years later, how much progress has been made with holding the perpetrators to account? And what impact have the reforms had on Malaysia’s political landscape?

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Bridget Welsh

Bridget Welsh is currently Honorary Research Associate with the University of Nottingham Asia Research Institute Malaysia (UoNARI-M) based in Kuala Lumpur. She is also a Senior Research Associate of the Hu Feng Center for East Asia Democratic Studies of National Taiwan University and a Senior Associate Fellow of The Habibie Center. She specializes in Southeast Asian politics, with a focus on Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore and Indonesia. She is committed to fostering engagement, mutual understanding and empowerment.

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