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  1. News - Asia - MALAYSIA

    Leading Malaysian opposition figure Karpal Singh dies in road accident

    Posted Apr 17th 2014, 10:53am by Agence France-Presse in Kuala Lumpur

    ... on sodomy and corruption charges widely viewed as politically motivated. He spent six years in jail. Singh again defended Anwar against new sodomy charges brought in 2008. Anwar was acquitted ... politician and lawyer, after his death in a car crash. Singh, 73, who acted in some of the country's highest-profile cases including the politically charged sodomy case against Anwar, was killed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1485827/leading-malaysian-opposition-figure-karpal-singh-dies-road-accident
  2. News - Asia - MALAYSIA

    Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak vows to reform Election Commission

    Posted Jun 02nd 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... She added that the commission should be independent and not overseen by a parliamentary committee. Najib's Barisan Nasional won 133 of 222 parliamentary seats in the hard-fought May ... Agence France-Presse in Kuala Lumpur PM Najib vows to reform Election Commission Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak yesterday announced he would reform the nation's Election ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1251627/malaysian-prime-minister-najib-razak-vows-reform-election-commission
  3. News - Asia - MALAYSIA

    Malaysia’s Anwar back in court in sodomy case

    Posted Mar 06th 2014, 12:05pm by Agence France-Presse in Putrajaya, Malaysia

    ... against Anwar. “This trial is clearly politically motivated to rebuff the most serious political challenge posed to the alliance that has ruled Malaysia since its independence,” said Yap Swee ... in court Thursday over a government appeal against his sodomy acquittal, as he prepared to contest a key state by-election. The 66-year-old veteran politician, who was acquitted in 2012, slammed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1441727/malaysias-anwar-back-court-sodomy-case
  4. News - Asia - MALAYSIA

    Is Hishammuddin Hussein, voice of Malaysia on flight MH370, headed for the top?

    Posted Mar 30th 2014, 06:08am by SATISH CHENEY

    ... not just the Malaysian media that holds this view. A taxi driver, who wanted to be known only as Tan, said: "The government here is no good and there is always a lot of corruption. "But Hishammuddin is not corrupt and he isn't embarrassing Malaysia on television. He is doing his best, I can see." Malaysians are also favourably comparing Hishammuddin's handling ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1460366/hishammuddin-hussein-voice-malaysia-flight-mh370-headed-top
  5. News - Asia - MALAYSIA

    Alarm at rise in use of fake datuk titles in Malaysia

    Posted Feb 11th 2014, 10:58pm by Jennifer Pak

    ... In recent weeks, the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission has detained a "datuk", which is an honorary title equivalent to "sir". They accuse him and another cabinet ... datuks or ones suspected of corruption have become staples in the Malaysian media. They have fuelled calls for more transparency in the honorary awards system in an effort to preserve ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1426254/alarm-rise-use-fake-datuk-titles-malaysia
  6. News - Asia - MALAYSIA

    Anwar's wife wins special election

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 04:06am by Bloomberg

    ... sparked infighting. The court verdict against Anwar garnered further attention when Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 disappeared on March 8 en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing with 239 people ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1455820/anwars-wife-wins-special-election
  7. News - Asia - MALAYSIA

    Jail holds no fear for me, says Malaysia's Anwar Ibrahim after sodomy ruling

    Posted Mar 18th 2014, 11:47pm by Adrian Wan

    ... from grace in 1998 after a power struggle with the country's leader at the time, Dr Mahathir Mohamad. He was beaten and jailed on sodomy and corruption charges, widely viewed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1452012/jail-holds-no-fear-me-says-anwar-ibrahim-malaysian-opposition-leader
  8. News - Asia - MALAYSIA

    Trafficking abuse of Myanmar Rohingya spreads to Malaysia

    Posted Mar 06th 2014, 02:37pm by Reuters in Bukit Mertajam, Malaysia

    ... far, with brokers herding groups of hundreds of Rohingya over the border at night and holding them captive. The abuse in Malaysia is the latest oppression against the Rohingya. They are mostly ... with thousands of Rohingya entering unhindered at a time when the government has taken a tough public stance against illegal immigration from Indonesia. For the desperate Rohingya, Malaysia ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1441815/trafficking-abuse-myanmar-rohingya-spreads-malaysia
  9. News - Asia - MALAYSIA

    Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim’s sodomy acquittal overturned

    Posted Mar 07th 2014, 05:30pm by Reuters

    ... but was felled in a 1998, power struggle with then-ruler Mahathir Mohamad. Anwar was ousted, beaten and jailed on sodomy and corruption charges widely viewed as trumped-up. The stunning fall from grace ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1442681/malaysian-opposition-leader-anwar-ibrahims-sodomy-acquittal-overturned
  10. News - Asia - MALAYSIA

    Online news site office vandalised in Kuala Lumpur amid rising ethnic tensions

    Posted Feb 25th 2014, 10:35pm by Jennifer Pak

    ... traditional media are linked to the governing National Front coalition, which has been in power since independence from Britain in 1957. "After the 2013 election the political environment has ... was satirising grievances people had against the government and denied that any characters were modelled after real people. "Attackers are trying to send a message to Malaysiakini that it is related ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1435298/online-news-site-vandalised-kuala-lumpur-amid-rising-ethnic-and-racial

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