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Malaysia: Rising Intolerance Threatens Rights

Expand People attend an anti-kleptocracy rally in Petaling Jaya, near Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on October 14, 2017.  © 2017 Lai Seng Sin / Reuters (New York) – The Malaysian government cracked down on activists and opposition politicians critical of the government in 2017, Human Rights Watch said today in releasing its World Report 2018. With corruption allegations still casting a long shadow over Prime Minister Najib Razak and national elections scheduled for 2018, the government tightened repressive laws while lashing out against and criminally charging peaceful critics. In the 643-page World…

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