The Centre for Investigative Journalism
The Centre for Investigative Journalism

Clare Rewcastle Brown

Clare Rewcastle Brown is a British journalist and the founder and editor of the website Sarawak Report. Her investigations resulted in the exposure of the 1MDB Development Fund scandal, which revealed grand kleptocracy by the Malaysian Prime Minister; rocked the global financial community; helped put the off-shore finance industry on the run and embarrassed some of the most famous figures in Hollywood, Vegas and New York.

Malaysia issued a warrant for her arrest in 2015 and requested INTERPOL place her on the international Red Notice list, however INTERPOL rejected the request and following the election of a new government in May 2018 Malaysia cancelled all charges against her.

Awards include: Fortune Magazine’s one of the World’s 50 Most Influential Figures (2016); one of Britain’s Women of the Year 2016. She is the Winner of the Guardian Award for International Fraud Reporting 2018 from the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.

Summer Conference Event
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Clare Rewcastle Brown: The Inside Story of the 1MDB Exposé

Award winning investigative journalist and author of The Sarawak Report, Clare Rewcastle Brown talks to Martin Tomkinson about her three-year long investigation, which exposed the theft of $8billion from a Malaysian development fund by corrupt officials accused of working for the country’s then prime minister Najib Razak.
Clare Rewcastle Brown. Photograph by Felix Clay