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#164 – Clare Rewcastle Brown

Published February 19, 2024

How One Woman Exposed the World’s Biggest Fraud

Investigative journalist Clare Rewcastle Brown reveals the remarkable story behind her exposing the 1MDB fraud in which billions of dollars were embezzled from Malaysia’s sovereign wealth fund. 

From her kitchen table in London, Clare worked doggedly with the FBI and US Department of Justice on her one-woman investigation which toppled a government, implicated top politicians, leading institutions and involved Hollywood names, diamonds & a $250 million super yacht.

The complex story – which began for Clare as an environmental expose into the destruction of Borneo’s tropical rainforest – is the subject of a new Netflix documentary, Man on the Run. 

Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak is serving 12 years in jail for his part in the fraud, and his alleged mastermind, Jho Low, remains on the run, wanted for money laundering.