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  1. Malaysia's reform must go further

    Posted Jul 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Malaysia's prime minister, Najib Razak, has over the past year shown himself to be a reform-minded leader and his opinion poll ratings have shot up to impressive levels as a result. With next June's deadline to call a general election nearing, he has kept up the pace, last week promising to replace sedition laws with legislation aimed at preventing incitement of religious ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Asylum in Malaysia unlikely despite ties

    Posted Apr 04th 2008, 12:00am by Baradan Kuppusamy

    ... Baradan Kuppusamy in Kuala Lumpur Robert Mugabe is likely to find Malaysia's doors closed to him should he attempt to flee there into exile, a Foreign Ministry official said yesterday. Rumours have been swirling around Zimbabwe and on the internet suggesting the embattled president was eyeing Malaysia as a possible refuge. He enjoys a close friendship with former ...

  4. Malaysia's opposition needs to be heard

    Posted Apr 16th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A strong opposition keeps a government honest. An administration that faces no credible resistance can do what it likes without fear of being voted out of power. Malaysia's ruling ... the president of his People's Justice Party, and three other party members, face investigation and possible charges. Times have changed in Malaysia. Mr Abdullah and his government must wake up ...

  5. Malaysia needs system of checks and balances

    Posted Mar 27th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The constitutional crisis in Malaysia places embattled Prime Minister Abdullah Badawi in a perilous position. It also raises serious questions about the state of the country's ... accepted. It remains to be seen whether Mr Abdullah can find a face-saving solution to the crisis. But whatever the outcome, there is a need to strengthen Malaysia's democracy by restoring ...

  6. Red Devils 'will still make trip to Malaysia'

    Posted May 10th 2007, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... in action in Malaysia- whose government-backed tourism authority has been advertising the country's attractions at Old Trafford all this season. One day after the Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) bowed to pressure from the Asian Football Confederation and called off the Kuala Lumpur leg of the visit, promoter Paul Kam said he was confident fans in Malaysia would see the likes ...

  7. Malaysia warns of dissent after violence at rally

    Posted Sep 11th 2007, 12:00am by Baradan Kuppusamy

    ... Baradan Kuppusamy in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia's government has warned it will come down hard on any breach of campaign rules, signalling a crackdown on dissent ahead of a general ... 'The rally was peaceful until the police arrived,' he said by telephone. 'This incident confirms Malaysia is a police state.' Police permits are required for any gathering ...

  8. Malaysia offers help to quell extremism in Thailand's south

    Posted May 07th 2004, 12:00am by Baradan Kuppusamy

    ... Baradan Kuppusamy in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia has moved to limit any domestic political fallout from its willingness to help Thailand combat Islamic extremism, with Prime Minister Abdullah ... security forces in the troubled Muslim-majority south. Malaysia has offered to send Thailand moderate preachers to deliver sermons today in Thai mosques, to arrange for the broadcast of moderate ...

  9. Leaders urge return to moderation after protests in Malaysia

    Posted Nov 27th 2007, 12:00am by Baradan Kuppusamy

    ... Baradan Kuppusamy in Kuala Lumpur Government and minority leaders yesterday called for a return to calm and moderation in the wake of a massive protest on Sunday by more than 10,000 ethnic Indians demanding an end to discrimination and a fair share of the ...

  10. Malaysia tells media to ignore online news sites

    Posted Mar 19th 2007, 12:00am by Baradan Kuppusamy

    ... Baradan Kuppusamy in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia's traditional media has been ordered not to mention, quote or pursue stories exposed by bloggers and online news sites, which are emerging ... Malaysia-Today website. 'The action will only whet the public's appetite and make us more popular,' Kamaruddin said. Despite its demand that editors ignore internet reports, even ...




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