Malin is a Swedish politician for the Left Party who since 2014 has been a member of the European Parliament. She worked for several years for the European Women’s Lobby in Brussels before she became an EU official for the European United Left–Nordic Green Left in 2009.
Feminist, she underlined feminist issues as well as anti-racism, LGBT rights, protection of welfare and worker’s rights and opposition to austerity policies during the election campaign. In April 2014, Malin refused to buckle her seat belt on board in a Swedish plane after she became aware that the plane would transport a failed asylum seeker from Iran who was about to get deported. As a result, the man was transferred to another place.