Malaysia to Open its Books

FAR EAST CORRESPONDENT — Burma has won much of the international spot light over the past six months for its attempts to introduce political and economic reform. Just slightly further afield, Malaysia has also instigated its own reforms, but with much less fan fare.

These included the repeal of the Internal Security Act, which allowed for detention without trial and laws governing the press and freedom of assembly. Now, the Malaysian government of Prime Minister Najib Razak has agreed to open its financial sector for a review by the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Read more from Luke Hunt in The Diplomat.

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Luke Hunt is a foreign correspondent, author and occasional photographer who has covered much of Asia fr the last 30 years.

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