Top judges in Malaysia quit amid cleanse efforts
MALAYSIA’S top two judges are resigning, court officials said Wednesday, the latest senior public servants to leave their posts since the former government lost power. Chief Justice Raus Sharif and appeals court president Zulkefli Ahmad Makinudin are to step down on July 31, a judiciary statement said. They are the latest senior officials to quit, or be forced from, their jobs since Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad won a shock election victory last month on a pledge to clean up a government beset by scandal and other abuses. The attorneygeneral and central bank governor have left their jobs after allegations related to a scandal surrounding sovereign wealth fund 1MDB.