Travel ban on Malaysian rights activists and political opposition imposed as investigations into PM’s alleged financial impropriety continue
- An opposition MP and electoral reform advocate found themselves on expanding restricted-travel lists following calls for an impartial investigation into alleged embezzelement by the premier.
- Malaysian PM Najib Hazak has been accused of directing millions of dollars from the state investment fund into his personal bank accounts.
- Threats of public protest followed the travel restrictions as affiliates of the investment fund have seen their accounts frozen and their former chief gone missing.
“They are nervous, they are paranoid. … They are intimidating those whistleblowers. That is what is happening now.”
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