The Asia Brief begins this week with a look the trouble facing Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak. Accused of receiving more than $700 million in illegal funds, several offices have been raided, accounts frozen, and some are even calling for the Prime Minister to step down. The podcast also takes a look at the newest Japanese UNESCO World Heritage Sites and the political wrangling conducted by Seoul and Tokyo to ensure a successful bid. Host Steve Miller also provides an update on the defamation charge against Japanese reporter Tatsuya Kato, how the Philippines is taking charge and handling a ferry sinking, a regional MERS update, and more.
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