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July 10, 2015

Malaysian memes on corruption spark government warning

Trending #1MDBmovie jokes poke fun at state-owned investment fund scandal allegedly involving the prime minister.

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak gestures as he arrives to take part in an event for new government interns at the Prime Minister's office in Putrajaya on July 8, 2015. (AFP/MANAN VATSYAYANA)

Update: Prime Minister Najib Razak has fired various critics in his government. Among them are the attorney general investigating the corruption allegations against him, as well as his deputy premier, Muhyiddin Yassin, who raised questions over investigation delays and the government's closure of newspapers. Razak has also replaced four other ministers in his cabinet, citing the need for a "strong team", but many argue this is an attempt to silence his critics. 

#CabinetReshuffle was used more than 14,000 times as many used memes to make fun of the changes.