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Clare Rewcastle Brown, who is barred from entering her native Malaysia, a former British colony, at her home in London.Clare Rewcastle Brown, who is barred from entering her native Malaysia, a former British colony, at her home in London.
Rewcastle Brown at her home in London. Andrew Testa — The New York Times/Redux
Rewcastle Brown at her home in London. , Andrew Testa — The New York Times/Redux
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Clare Rewcastle Brown

  • Title
    Editor and Founder
  • Affiliation
    Sarawak Report
  • Age
    56

Through her website Sarawak Report, London-based journalist Brown has become an irritant in the corridors of power in Malaysia. Her exposés on state investment fund 1MDB—publicizing the alleged siphoning of $700 million into the pockets of Prime Minister Najib Razak—have made her a hero and a villain in the country, depending on whom you ask. The government has tried to arrest her for “activities detrimental to Parliamentary democracy” and has banned her website, a move that prompted advocacy group Reporters Without Borders to unblock access and help get her revelations out.

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