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The small media startup that helped take down a Malaysian prime minister

WHEN Clare Rewcastle Brown founded the Sarawak Report in 2010, it was designed to highlight issues affecting indigenous communities in the Malaysia state, such as deforestation and corruption. But it soon became known for something else entirely. The site was instrumental in breaking the 1MDB story, which helped topple Malaysia’s former prime minister Najib Razak, who has since been charged with 25 counts of money laundering. Due to her persistent investigations in Sarawak, Rewcastle Brown had already been banned some six years earlier from entering the state where she was born and spent her early years. But the ban simply strengthened her resolve to continue her work at the Sarawak Report. Clare Rewcastle Brown’s book provides an insider’s account of one of the world’s biggest scoops. Source: Susan Tam/Splice Newsroom SEE ALSO: The billion-dollar book sale: Malaysians show support for 1MDB chronicle Staying afloat without cash With 1MDB issues having been covered extensively she...

 

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