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Malaysia is rehabilitating Najib after 1MDB scandal

Former prime minister's prospects are looking up as related charges are dropped

| Malaysia
Najib, pictured on Jan. 8 at Kuala Lumpur High Court, knows that his political dynasty hinges on being found not guilty in any of the 1MDB trials.   © NurPhoto/Getty Images

James Chin is professor of Asian studies, University of Tasmania.

Malaysia is enthralled by the battle between Mahathir Mohamad and his long-time rival Anwar Ibrahim, striving once again over who might be the next prime minister -- but something far more significant is happening outside the spotlight which will have an impact on Malaysian politics for years to come.

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