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Malm is known among his proponents as a champion of freedom, democracy and human rights worldwide, especially his support for an independent Kurdistan and for the democracy movements in totalitarian states such as Cuba. He started the project Cuba Free Library. In January 2006 he received the "Kurdish Friend of the Year"-award by the Kurdistan regional government. He is also known as an opponent of anti-semitism and all other forms of xenophobia. He has previously worked as an editor of the Swedish anti-racist magazine Expo, and as an editorialist for Upsala Nya Tidning, Eskilstuna-Kuriren, Gefle Dagblad and a couple of other liberal newspapers in Sweden.
Malm has expressed his support for the democracy movement in Iran, and is calling for tougher sanctions against the country, which he has been criticized for by Hans Linde, a member of the Left Party  Since 2020, he has been serving as co-chair of the Inter-Parliamentary Alliance on China (IPAC).
Malm is married to Gulan Avci, Member of Parliament for the Liberal People's Party. Avci was chairperson of the Kurdish Youth of Sweden between 1998–2000 and is linked to Kurdish recognition of the Armenian genocide.
- Debate on foreign-policy at the Swedish parliament 1 Archived 2011-07-18 at the Wayback Machine, 17/2/2010, 19/2/2010
- Co-Chairs Inter-Parliamentary Alliance on China (IPAC).
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| Chairperson of the Liberal Youth of Sweden
2002 – 2006
Frida Johansson Metso
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