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  1. Anwar's acquittal is Malaysia's chance to move on and tackle real problems

    Posted Jan 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Kevin Rafferty Anwar Ibrahim's acquittal on politically motivated and probably trumped up charges of sodomy should now clear the way for a real contest in Malaysia's general election whenever Prime Minister Najib Razak dares to call one, but at least by March next year. It should, but politics in Malaysia has become such a devious and dirty game that who knows what ...

  2. Rise in violent crimes shocks Malaysia

    Posted Aug 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Baradan Kuppusamy

    ... to Malaysia.' Dr Mahathir was taking a dig at Singapore Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew, who had earlier caused a ruckus by warning Singaporeans visiting Malaysia to watch out for 'murderous thugs'. The audience laughed, but Dr Mahathir's words are coming home to roost as cases of rapes and murders in Malaysia rise relentlessly. On Sunday a body was found in a ditch minus a leg ...

  3. Malaysia's Mahathir worship nears climax

    Posted Oct 01st 2003, 12:00am by Baradan Kuppusamy

    ... A crescendo of praise and acclaim, some of it decidedly manufactured, is being heaped on Mahathir Mohamad as his 22-year tenure as prime minister of Malaysia enters its final month today. ... One book, Mahathir Uplifts Malaysia's Integrity, launched on Sunday by Dr Mahathir's longtime friend, Parliamentary Speaker Mohamed Zahir Ismail, is typical of the genre. Deputy ...

  4. Anwar's political return good for Malaysia

    Posted Jun 08th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Malaysia's leaders are proud of their nation's progress, believing that theirs is a model for other Muslim nations to follow. They point to the country's economic, political ... With poverty rife in many Arab and Muslim countries, Malaysia certainly bucks the trend. Solid economic growth has made its people among the most affluent in Southeast Asia. Politically, though, ...

  5. Power of democracy unites the exasperated

    Posted Apr 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Philip Bowring

    ... Philip Bowring Looking at Malaysia today, one can better understand why the likes of Donald Tsang Yam-kuen, Henry Tang Ying-yen, the Tien brothers, Stanley Ho Hung-sun and the like- not to mention the Communist Party- are so opposed to full direct elections any time soon. A sense of euphoria, of release, exists in Malaysia, so that even many who voted for the government, ...

  6. Thrust into a fight for justice

    Posted Oct 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Jacintha Stephens in Kuala Lumpur For five years Dr Wan Azizah Ismail's husband, Anwar Ibrahim, was deputy prime minister of Malaysia and widely expected to take over the mantle ... herself thrust into the forefront of Malaysia's tumultuous political fray. 'Suddenly I was the successor should anything happen to Anwar... Anwar is the one who announced it, without ...

  7. Malaysian anti-piracy action riles US

    Posted Jul 10th 2003, 12:00am by Baradan Kuppusamy

    ... Trade officials from the two countries engage in a spat over plans to fix price ceilings for music, film and software discs Ties between Malaysia and the United States are being further ... but Malaysia has dismissed the warning out of hand. Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister Muhyiddin Yassin said the US warning that price fixing would backfire was 'nonsensical'. ...

  8. Anger over promotion of Malaysian judges

    Posted Oct 04th 2003, 12:00am by Baradan Kuppusamy

    ... Bar council questions the government's move to elevate the eight, half of whom were involved in the Anwar Ibrahim case Malaysia's legal community is set for a new clash with the government over the promotion of eight judges, four of whom were involved in the controversial jailing of former deputy prime minister Anwar Ibrahim on sodomy and corruption charges. ...

  9. Who said it?

    Posted Jan 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Justice has prevailed... To be honest, I am a little surprised Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim, after his acquittal on sodomy charges People are regretting they cared too late. We have given Central away. The time has come to stop Former chief s ...

  10. Police probe adverts that disparaged Mahathir

    Posted Jun 20th 2004, 12:00am by Baradan Kuppusamy

    ... newspapers in the run-up to Malaysia's March 21 general election and are credited with persuading the majority of the 3 million ethnic-Chinese voters to back Mr Abdullah, who won by a huge ...




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