Malaysia

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Obama Sets Date for Visit to Tarnished Malaysia

US President Barack Obama is expected to visit Japan, South Korea, the Philippines and Malaysia this month as part of his push to increase US diplomatic, economic and security engagement with countries in the A...
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Malaysia Government Approval Dives

Malaysia’s government, beset with inflation, political infighting, faltering attempts to find a missing airliner and other problems, continues to face serious headwinds in public opinion, with only 38 percent o...
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The US Looks Good as Obama Heads to Malaysia

President Barack Obama is scheduled to visit Malaysia in April as part of a trip that will also include Japan, the Philippines and South Korea. In Kuala Lumpur’s case, it is a trip almost certain to be overshad...
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Mishaps Mar Malaysia’s Handling of Flight Tragedy

Miscues and media gaffes are turning Malaysia into an object of anger and criticism in the aftermath of the disappearance early Saturday morning of a Malaysian Airlines jetliner carrying 239 passengers and crew...
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Mahathir Behind Rush to Justice in Anwar’s Case?

The decision to push forward last Friday’s appellate verdict declaring Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim guilty of sodomy represents the final return to power – if from behind the scenes – of former Pri...
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TIMELINE: Anwar Ibrahim’s sodomy case

Asia Sentinel has followed Anwar Ibrahim’s sodomy case since it broke in 2008. See our previous stories on the case: July 2008: Were the Anwar Sodomy Charges Faked? A medical report surfaces saying the ma...
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Anwar ‘Guilty’ Again in Malaysia

The guilty verdict against Anwar Ibrahim in a Malaysian court Friday was met with derision even by government supporters, who worry it could boost the opposition leader's political standing and damage the rulin...
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Malaysia Sodomy Case Flawed from Day One

Anwar Ibrahim’s Sodomy II trial, which ran almost two years before ending in 2012, was built on flawed evidence, procedural mistakes, tainted witnesses and reports of political collusion with the current prime ...
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Malaysia’s Allah Issue Seen from Afar

Like other friends of Malaysia overseas, I have followed the controversy over the use of the word "Allah" with interest, but also with great concern. For I believe that this issue, if left unchecked, has the po...