1MDB Documentary ‘Man On The Run’ Claims 2nd Spot On Netflix After Najib Called For A Ban 

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The documentary ‘Man On The Run’, detailing the 1MDB scandal, has become the center of controversy following former Prime Minister Najib Razak’s attempt to have it removed from Netflix.

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Najib’s team wants ‘Man On The Run’ banned on Netflix

The documentary, which presents a detailed account of the 1MDB financial scandal, began airing on January 5 and has since garnered significant attention.

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Photo via FB/Man On The Run

Najib’s defense team, led by Muhammad Shafee Abdullah, appealed to the High Court, claiming the documentary was ‘extremely subjudice and contemptuous’, particularly in light of Najib’s ongoing 1MDB trial.

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Photo via FB/Najib Razak

According to The Straits Times, The defense counsel also expressed intentions to file contempt proceedings against former attorney-general Tommy Thomas and initiate a defamation suit against Sarawak Report editor Clare Rewcastle-Brown, citing their comments in the documentary.

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‘Man On The Run’ is now 2nd on Netflix

The documentary’s airing on Netflix has led to heightened public interest, as it features interviews and insights from various individuals involved in the 1MDB scandal, including comments on Najib and fugitive businessman Jho Taek Low.

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Screengrab via Netflix

The defense’s move to challenge the documentary has sparked debates on the balance between freedom of expression and the integrity of judicial proceedings.

Amid the controversies, the Netflix series is performing well, currently ranked 2nd in Netflix’s top movies in the Malaysian market.

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