The Klep­to­crats, doc­u­men­tary on 1MDB scan­dal, de­buts in NY fest

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PETALING JAYA: The Klep­to­crats, a doc­u­men­tary on the 1Malaysia De­vel­op­ment Bhd (1MDB) scan­dal, has made its de­but this week at the 2018 Doc NYC, an an­nual doc­u­men­tary fes­ti­val.

Di­rected by Bri­tons Sam Hobkin­son and Ha­vana Mark­ing, the 86-minute doc­u­men­tary tells the story of the scan­dal and those con­nected to it, in­clud­ing for­mer prime min­is­ter Datuk Seri Na­jib Tun Razak, busi­ness­man and now fugi­tive Jho Taek Low, and Hol­ly­wood celebrity Leonardo DiCaprio.

It also fol­lows the in­ves­ti­ga­tions con­ducted by jour­nal­ists from pub­li­ca­tions such as The Wall Street Jour­nal, The New York Times and The Hol­ly­wood Re­porter, who worked to un­cover the scan­dal.

In a re­view on Screendaily, film critic Al­lan Hunter wrote that “in­ter­views with (thenop­po­si­tion) politi­cian Tony Pua, po­lit­i­cal car­toon­ist Zu­nar and ac­tivist (now MP) Maria Chin Ab­dul­lah re­mind us that a great story was also a na­tional tragedy”. – Ber­nama

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