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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. Malaysia should move past Mahathir's tactics

    Posted Sep 24th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for Malaysia's sake, cannot continue. Opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim appears in court today to face sodomy allegations, just as he did 10 years ago. There are, again, suspicions the prosecution ... Dr Mahathir used so effectively to hold on to power. But Malaysia has, surely, moved on from those days. There was hope with Mr Anwar's release from jail on judicial orders in 2004. ...

  3. Is Malaysia ready for Anwar?

    Posted Aug 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Kevin Rafferty

    ... Kevin Rafferty Malaysia's dissident opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim is heading towards an election victory and triumphal return to parliament next week. That is the easy part. But difficult days lie ahead for Malaysia and its politicians if they are to avoid turning one of Asia's most promising countries into a political, racial and economic quagmire. Half a century ago, ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Nation-building for youth in Malaysia

    Posted Mar 01st 2004, 12:00am by Baradan Kuppusamy

    ... in the same city- but in reality are strangers living worlds apart. Now these youngsters with diverse backgrounds are learning to live together as some of the first intake of Malaysia's new ... and community service. 'I know more about Islam and Malay culture now then ever before...we are thrown together and have to sink or swim together,' Anne wrote in a letter to Malaysia ...

  9. Malaysia must put law ahead of religion

    Posted Mar 21st 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Malaysia's leaders like to think of their country as a model for other Muslim-majority nations to follow. They have a valid reason for such a belief: through progressive planning, they have been able to overcome the problems plaguing many Muslims elsewhere in the world- poverty, oppression, illiteracy and malnutrition. That Malaysia is unlike countries in the Middle East ...

  10. 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, ...




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