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  1. News - Asia - MALAYSIA

    Lawyer for Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim charged with sedition

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 10:31pm by AFP

    ... for comments alleging that his client's controversial conviction on a sodomy charge was politically motivated. The charge against N. Surendran, also an opposition parliamentarian and vice-president of Anwar's political party, was denounced by rights groups as a betrayal of the government's vow to scrap the tough sedition law. Prime Minister Najib Razak made the pledge ...

  2. News - Asia - MALAYSIA

    Malaysian opposition averts split as PAS backs Anwar Ibrahim

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 04:14am by AFP

    ... the country since independence. But an impasse over this key political appointment put the conservative PAS on a collision course with its two more secular partners, reigniting doubts over ... coalition. Our bottom line is... to ensure that Pakatan Rakyat is the alternative in Malaysian politics," PAS vice president Salahuddin Ayub said. Khalid said in a statement he would seek ...

  3. News - Asia - MALAYSIA

    Anwar's sodomy accuser files HK$121m lawsuit against Malaysian opposition leader

    Posted Aug 13th 2014, 11:04pm by AFP

    ... the opposition leader of sodomising him, Anwar's lawyers said yesterday, calling the suit "politically motivated". The suit, filed in June by Mohamad Saiful Bukhari Azlan, seeks damages ... to Saiful's civil suit on September 3. "It is politically motivated to smear Anwar's name. It is a baseless suit which we will defend vigorously in court," said N. Surendran, ...

  4. News - Asia - MALAYSIA

    Malaysia PM Najib Razak facing problems despite decisive action on Flight MH17

    Posted Aug 03rd 2014, 06:14am by Satish Cheney

    ... figure on the international political scene. Around the region, though, he is recognised as an astute politician but one who carries the baggage of multiple controversies. From allegations ... of the country in 2009. He had studied industrial economics at the University of Nottingham in England and graduated in 1974. Before being elected unopposed as an MP at just 23, Najib spent some time ...

  5. News - Asia - MALAYSIA

    Former Malaysian PM Mahathir calls for more internet censorship

    Posted Aug 03rd 2014, 06:14am by AFP

    ... to 2003, remains an influential figure in Malaysian politics. "The internet has played a major role in undermining public morality," 89-year-old Mahathir said in a blog posting, adding ...

  6. News - Asia - MALAYSIA

    Malaysian opposition faces split over Anwar Ibrahim's bid to appoint wife chief minister

    Posted Aug 01st 2014, 12:36am by Amy Chew

    ... coalition faces split over post Malaysia's opposition coalition led by Anwar Ibrahim is in danger of falling apart amid a tussle with his political partners over his bid to appoint his wife ... political analysts. We are in a very sorry state … a self-destructive mood … The end is here DR DZULKEFLY AHMAD FROM PAS "We (Pakatan Rakyat) are in a very sorry state … a self-destructive ...

  7. News - Asia - MALAYSIA

    Malaysia’s PM Razak appeals for unity amid soaring racial tensions

    Posted Jan 30th 2014, 01:28pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... (UMNO) have pushed back against reform, while allied Muslim groups have stepped up rhetoric against non-Muslims, particularly members of the economically powerful Chinese minority. Najib said ... Agence France-Presse in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia’s prime minister has appealed for unity and an end to “the politics of hate” amid soaring racial and religious tensions in the Muslim-majority ...

  8. News - Asia - MALAYSIA

    Son’s divorce settlement battle exposes unexplained wealth of ex-Sarawak ruler Abdul Taib Mahmud

    Posted May 13th 2014, 11:03pm by BLOOM

    ... in Sarawak but in national politics on account of his experience, knowledge and longevity in office," said Aeria, who wrote the 2004 report, "Political Business in Sarawak: Productive ... it into a conglomerate with interests that included a brokerage and a road construction business, said Aeria's report. Taib and his political allies won 25 seats in the general election in May last year, ...

  9. News - Asia - MALAYSIA

    Malaysian opposition lawmaker faces sedition charge over satirical video

    Posted May 06th 2014, 04:07pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Kuala Lumpur Opposition lawmaker Teresa Kok charged with sedition over video mocking a Malaysian domestic issues says prosecution 'shows the extent of political ... and in March sentenced to five years in jail. He has slammed the verdict as politically motivated and is appealing the conviction. Another opposition lawmaker, Karpal Singh, was also found guilty ...

  10. News - Asia - MALAYSIA

    Malaysian opposition leader Karpal Singh convicted of sedition for ‘insult’

    Posted Feb 21st 2014, 10:10pm by AFP

    ... unfair. "It's political intimidation," said Singh, 73. The outspoken, wheelchair-bound parliamentarian was found guilty of insulting one of the country's nine state sultans during a tussle over political control of Perak state in 2009. He faces up to three years in prison, with sentencing set for March 7. The conviction, against which Singh plans to appeal, sparked ...




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