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  1. News - Asia - MALAYSIA

    Malaysian court frees 2 in Mongolian murder scandal

    Posted Aug 23rd 2013, 12:44pm by Associated Press in Kuala Lumpur

    ... had possession of the explosives or were ever at the site where Shaariibuu’s remains were found. Prosecutors can appeal the verdict one final time in Malaysia’s highest court. The prosecution ...

  2. News - Asia

    Growing fear of brutality in Malaysia police cells

    Posted Jun 06th 2013, 12:29am by AFP

    ... MICHELLE YESUDAS, RIGHTS GROUP The case has brought new focus to a shocking and persistent scandal tarnishing Malaysia’s security forces – routine deaths at the hands of police officers widely ... of Malaysia’s ethnic Indians, who make up 8 per cent of the country’s 28 million people. Like Dhamendran, those dying in police custody are typically ethnic Indians, in what activists see as a deadly ...

  3. News - Asia - MALAYSIA

    Outrage grows over scandal-tainted Malaysian leader

    Posted May 23rd 2013, 04:24pm by Agence France-Presse in Kuching

    ... Agence France-Presse in Kuching Despite earning a civil servant’s salary for three decades, Taib Mahmud, the powerful chief minister of Malaysia’s Sarawak state, is reputed by critics to be one of Asia’s richest men. Taib, 77, and his family are accused of massive corruption and running Malaysia’s largest state like a family business, controlling its biggest companies with stakes ...

  4. News - Asia - MALAYSIA

    Malaysia’s Anwar calls for nationwide protest tour

    Posted May 09th 2013, 01:19pm by Agence France-Presse in Kuala Lumpur

    ... as a fraudulent victory for the regime that has ruled Malaysia for 56 years. Anwar has said he would soon produce evidence to prove the elections were riddled with fraud by what he calls an “illegitimate” ... for another rally in his northern home state of Penang on Saturday, with more to follow around Malaysia. The opposition has made a host of electoral fraud allegations including suspicious handling ...

  5. News - Asia - MALAYSIA

    Oppostion, activists question integrity of Malaysia's elections

    Posted May 01st 2013, 02:58pm by Agence France-Presse in Kuala Lumpur

    ... Agence France-Presse in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia’s opposition and clean-polls activists said on Wednesday the integrity of weekend elections was in doubt after revelations that indelible ink meant to prevent fraud was easily washed off. Pressured by huge demonstrations for free and fair polls in recent years, the country’s long-ruling government is introducing indelible ink ...

  6. News - Asia - MALAYSIA

    Anwar faces last chance in Malaysian election

    Posted Apr 30th 2013, 01:42pm by Agence France-Presse in Kuala Lumpur

    ... Agence France-Presse in Kuala Lumpur Cast into the political wilderness 15 years ago by Malaysia’s regime, Anwar Ibrahim faces his best and possibly last shot at vengeance in climactic ... the country with good governance, eliminate corruption... and make Malaysia a mature democracy.” UMNO has towered over the moderate Muslim country through a coalition government since independence ...

  7. News - Asia - MALAYSIA

    Malaysia opposition hopes state’s success can spread

    Posted Apr 23rd 2013, 03:22pm by Agence France-Presse in Georgetown

    ... Agence France-Presse in Georgetown Malaysia’s opposition, with hopes for an historic victory in May 5 polls, is promising to replicate nationwide its achievements in the showcase state ... four years under the administration of Malaysia’s decades-old regime. With the vote shaping up as the closest ever, the opposition says its record in Penang – a picturesque mix of British ...

  8. News - Asia - MALAYSIA

    Malaysian election violence falling, says police

    Posted Apr 24th 2013, 05:10pm by Agence France-Presse in Kuala Lumpur

    ... attacks. AFP has been unable to confirm this. Malaysia is bracing for long-anticipated elections that have raised speculation of the country’s first change of regime since independence from Britain in 1957. The vote pits a coalition, dominated by the United Malays National Organisation (UMNO), that has ruled Malaysia with a tight grip for 56 years against an upstart opposition promising ...

  9. News - Asia - MALAYSIA

    Malaysia to hold closely contested polls on May 5

    Posted Apr 10th 2013, 12:55pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia on Wednesday announced a general election for May 5, setting a long-awaited date for polls tipped to be the closest ever as the long-ruling ... ruled Malaysia through coalition governments since independence in 1957, faces a formidable opposition that promises to end corruption, cronyism and authoritarian rule. Under UMNO the country ...

  10. Business - Banking & Finance - INVESTMENT

    UOB eyes deals with Chinese firms after Xi's Asean trip

    Posted Oct 07th 2013, 12:00am by George Chen, SIJIA JIANG

    ... everywhere," she said. "That will help us a lot when we expand." President Xi Jinping visited Asean members Indonesia and Malaysia last week, while Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong visited China in August at the invitation of Premier Li Keqiang. Analysts say Xi is keen to strengthen political and economic ties between China and the Asean region, where Singapore and Malaysia ...




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