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Malaysian Opposition Lawmaker Jailed for Exposing 1MDB Audit

A prominent Malaysian opposition lawmaker, who has a reputation as a whistle blower, has been sentenced to 18 months in jail for releasing a classified document on a controversial state investment fund. A rights group slammed the jail sentence as a “dangerous chill” on free speech that could lead to a more repressive and unaccountable government. Rafizi Ramli, vice president of the People's Justice Party, was found guilty by the court on Monday for violating the Official Secrets Act...

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