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A Malaysian court Monday sentenced an opposition lawmaker to 18 months in prison for releasing confidential information related to scandal-hit state fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), keeping up a crackdown on critics of the government.Rafizi Ramli, a member of the People's Justice Party (PKR), was found guilty of violating the Official Secrets Act (OSA), by possessing and disclosing a page from the auditor-general's report on 1MDB without permission earlier this year.The court allowed a stay on the execution pending an appeal of the verdict.Responding to the verdict, Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Abdul Rahman Dahlan said Rafizi had been repeatedly warned that he would be breaching the Official Secrets Act if he disclosed content from the audit.
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