Anwar Ibrahim

Jail holds no fear for me, says Malaysia's Anwar Ibrahim after sodomy ruling

Anwar Ibrahim

Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim says he is disgusted by the control the government exerts over the country's courts but has overcome his fear of returning to jail.

Wednesday, 19 March, 2014, 12:51pm

Rights group urges Malaysia to allow post-election protests

Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim. Photo: AFP

Human Rights Watch on Wednesday condemned criminal charges being brought against organisers of rallies protesting Malaysia’s May 5 election, which the opposition claims was marred by fraud.

5 Jun 2013 - 3:14pm

How they see it

Supporters of Anwar Ibrahim fill a stadium. Photo: EPA

Malaysia's governing coalition extended its unchallenged success in the national elections ever since our neighbouring country's independence from Britain in 1957.

12 May 2013 - 4:00am

Splits emerge within ranks of Anwar's party in Malaysia

People's Justice Party deputy president Mohamed Azmin Ali

Less than a week after Malaysia's opposition led by the charismatic Anwar Ibrahim posted its best election performance yet, dissent has broken out within his People's Justice Party (PKR), worrying his coalition partners.

11 May 2013 - 1:35am 2 comments

Malaysian opposition rally speakers warned of sedition charges

Anwar Ibrahim addresses a mass rally in Petaling Jaya. Photo: AP

Police said they may pursue sedition charges against speakers at a mass rally organised by Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim to protest against alleged election fraud.

10 May 2013 - 2:23am

Malaysia's Anwar vows to present evidence of election fraud

Opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim answers a question during a press conference at his party head office in Petaling Jaya on Tuesday. Photo: AFP

Anwar Ibrahim vowed on Tuesday his Malaysian opposition would soon present evidence of government cheating in bitterly fought weekend elections as he called for a “fierce” campaign for electoral reform.

8 May 2013 - 1:53am 1 comment

Anwar urges protest over 'worst electoral fraud' in Malaysia

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak is sworn in. Photo: EPA

Prime Minister Najib Razak was sworn in for a second term by Malaysia's king yesterday, as opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim called for a rally tomorrow to protest at a victory he said was achieved via the "worst electoral fraud in our history".

7 May 2013 - 2:46am

Who said it?

French foreign minister Laurent Fabius (left)

It makes sense that a very large country like China wants to lift its international influence

French foreign minister Laurent Fabius on China's hope to preside over the G20 summit in 2016


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7 May 2013 - 2:22am

Anwar shows no sign of giving up despite defeat

Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim. Photo: EPA

Malaysia's charismatic opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim lost an election many saw as his best shot at becoming prime minister, but he is not going down without a fight. Political observers believe Anwar, 65, will not leave politics despite earlier statements he would step down if his three-party coalition failed to unseat the ruling National Front, which has been in power for 56 years.

7 May 2013 - 2:39am

Najib Razak sworn in as opposition protests Malaysia poll

Malaysia's Prime Minister Najib Razak (right) reads his oath declaration as he is sworn in for his second term as prime minister at the National Palace in Kuala Lumpur. Photo: AFP

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak began a second term on Monday after the coalition which has ruled for 56 years held on to power in elections branded as fraudulent by a bitter opposition.

6 May 2013 - 9:21pm

Migrant workers warned to stay away from Malaysia election

Indelible ink will be used to tackle any voter fraud in Sunday's election. Photo: AFP

Leaflets ordering migrant workers to stay away from polling stations when Malaysia holds its general election on Sunday have been distributed in an area of the capital where they hang out.

3 May 2013 - 1:17am

Washable ink raises new concerns about Malaysian vote's integrity

Malaysia's opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim is greeted by supporters in Kuala Lumpur. Photo: Reuters

Malaysia's opposition and clean-polls activists yesterday said 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 in Sunday's vote, the first in history in which the opposition has a chance of winning.

2 May 2013 - 2:39am

Najib and Anwar launch their election campaigns

A supporter of Malaysia's opposition People's Justice Party waves the party flag in Permatang Pauh constituency. Photo: Reuters

Malaysian premier Najib Razak and opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim yesterday kicked off their rival campaigns for the May 5 elections likely to be the country's closest ever.

21 Apr 2013 - 7:02am

Anwar calls on masses to topple ruling coalition

Tens of thousands attend an opposition rally at Kuala Lumpur's Stadium Merdeka, where independence was declared in 1957. Photo: Reuters

Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim has urged voters to oust the long-ruling government as tens of thousands of supporters gathered in a show of force ahead of a general election.

At least 50,000 people crowded yesterday into an iconic stadium in the capital Kuala Lumpur where independence was declared in 1957.

13 Jan 2013 - 4:14am

Thousands gather in support of Malaysian opposition

A protester shouts slogans outside the national mosque as they take part in an opposition rally ahead of elections in Kuala Lumpur on Saturday. Photo: AFP

Malaysian opposition supporters gathered by the thousands in the capital on Saturday to call for the ouster of the country’s long-ruling government in elections due within months.

12 Jan 2013 - 2:16pm