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Detained Malaysian lawyer on hunger strike over PM graft scandal

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak faces mounting calls to explain massive sums of money allegedly missing from a state-owned development company he launchedA detained Malaysian lawyer has gone on a hunger strike after being arrested over his involvement in efforts to expose a scandal rocking Prime Minister Najib Razak’s government. Matthias Chang was arrested on Thursday under a tough domestic security law that allows detention for up to a month without trial. Chang had been representing Khairuddin Abu Hassan, a former ruling party member who was detained last month under the same security law after he launched a global campaign to highlight alleged graft by Najib.

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