The Shah Alam High Court upheld the Malaysian Home Ministry Bersih 4 t-shirt ban on 19 February 2016. This drew attention from not only Malaysian media, but also international media.
The New York Times covered news of the ban extensively. Richard Paddock also briefly wrote about the 1MDB scandal in his article, Malaysian High Court Upholds T-shirt as a Security Threat. Also mentioned was that the police are in the midst of investigating graphic artist, Fahmi Reza.