Malaysia's human rights have been eroded under PM Najib: group

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Human rights in Malaysia have deteriorated under Prime Minister Najib Razak's administration despite his promises to provide more freedom, Human Rights Watch said on Tuesday.

The rights group's findings, published in a report, will add to pressure on Najib and further undermine his tattered image as a reformist, as he struggles to weather criticism of his handling of a scandal at a state investment fund.

"Prime Minister Najib came to power with the promise he'll be a reformer ... but when the political situation became complicated, he reversed his course," Brad Adams, the group's Asia Director, told a news conference in Kuala Lumpur.

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