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Police arrest an ex-Malaysian Anti Corruption Commission adviser who is a Tan Sri and an officer from the Attorney General’s Chambers to assist in investigations involving 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), The Star reports. Malaysian authorities accuse Sarawak Report founder Clare Rewcastle-Brown of an "evil" plot to topple Prime Minister Najib Razak, after the London- based website published purported graft charge sheets against the Malaysian leader, The Straits Times says. The International Olympic Committee selects Beijing as host of the 2022 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games, China Daily writes. Police arrest the president of a Tokyo-based company operating a transaction of virtual currency bitcoin on suspicion of falsely operating the company’s online transaction system to transfer its clients’ cash and bitcoins to his own account, The Yomiuri Shimbun learns. The Philippines has not done enough to rebuild after Supertyphoon “Yolanda” (international name: Haiyan), as thousands remain in shanties without power or water for nearly two years, a report in the Philippine Daily Inquirer states.

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