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  1. Ex-officer claims senior-level conspiracy in Anwar's black eye

    Posted May 30th 2009, 12:00am by Baradan Kuppusamy

    ... trial. He was initially convicted and sentenced to nine years in jail, but was acquitted on appeal in 2004. Nevertheless, Mr Anwar completed a six-year sentence for corruption after the courts ... found that then national police chief Rahim Noor had assaulted Anwar. He was later stripped of his rank and jailed for six months. Mr Anwar is now facing another sodomy trial, which opens ...

  2. Trials and tribulations

    Posted Jul 06th 2008, 12:00am by Baradan Kuppusamy

    ... The fight for leadership in Malaysia is dominated by personal scandals, writes Baradan Kuppusamy Trials and tribulations Two powerful political rivals are battling to become ... officers who guarded Mr Najib have been charged with murder, and the prosecution rested its case last month after a 140-day trial. However, prosecutors offered no motive for the murder except ...

  3. Tour by MPs dents Anwar's defection hopes

    Posted Sep 09th 2008, 12:00am by Baradan Kuppusamy

    ... hard to prevent defections.' Mr Anwar's attempts to topple the government could, however, be complicated by his looming sodomy trial, which begins tomorrow. The charges constitute ...

  4. Anwar's multiracial platform at risk after racist protest by allies

    Posted Aug 12th 2008, 12:00am by Baradan Kuppusamy

    ... appear increasingly unlikely. Adding to his woes is his pending trial on charges of sodomy. The government is playing on Malays' fears to regain ground, saying Anwar's 'reform ...

  5. Malaysia's reputation at risk as new sodomy trial looms

    Posted Jul 07th 2009, 12:00am by Baradan Kuppusamy

    ... Baradan Kuppusamy in Kuala Lumpur The sense of deja vu over Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim's second sodomy trial, which begins tomorrow, is undeniable. Once again, ... on this because Anwar did not get a fair trial in 1999. He was politically persecuted then and this time too political persecution is behind the new charge,' said prominent lawyer Ambiga Sreenevasan, ...

  6. Malaysian rights activist to learn her fate

    Posted Oct 14th 2003, 12:00am by Baradan Kuppusamy

    ... Lawyers for the veteran campaigner are stunned as judgment is brought forward In a surprise move, a court has brought forward to today its judgment in the seven-year trial of veteran human ... trial, not a criminal case,' she said. 'They should have given us sufficient time to submit.' The magistrate presiding over the case has also tendered her resignation, effective ...

  7. Joint team steps up the hunt for 'demolition man'

    Posted Aug 12th 2003, 12:00am by Baradan Kuppusamy

    ... Samudra have testified at their ongoing trial that it was Azahari who was given the job of attacking a 'soft target' at a meeting of militants in Thailand that was chaired by Hambali, ... They also claimed he wrote the JI's bomb-making manual. Former university colleague Wan Min Wan Mat - now under detention in Malaysia - also testified at the same trials that he was instructed ...

  8. Champion of Malaysia's Indian community as fiery as ever after being held without trial

    Posted May 12th 2009, 12:00am by Baradan Kuppusamy

    ... and the four others, holding them without trial until their release on Saturday. 'I was prepared for a long stay and never expected to be released this early,' Mr Uthayakumar said, adding ...

  9. Trial and shaky coalition may stall comeback

    Posted Aug 08th 2008, 12:00am by Baradan Kuppusamy

    ... Denison Jaayasooria, political commentator and commissioner in the government-funded National Human Rights Council. 'However, what emerges during the trial and its final outcome would impact ... will now hesitate because of the sodomy trial,' said an opposition lawmaker. 'At the very least they will wait to see the outcome of the trial. 'That means nobody is going to jump ...

  10. Trial fails to clear up mystery of gruesome murder-rape

    Posted Sep 26th 2003, 12:00am by Baradan Kuppusamy

    ... getting several chances to flee. They had hoped her murder trial that opened last week - with aircraft cleaner Ahmad Najib, 27, in the dock and facing the death penalty if convicted - would provide the answer to why she did not flee or fight when she held a black belt in karate. The testimony in the trial, which has been adjourned until January 12, has thus far failed to provide any ...




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