Malaysia

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A New Political Star in Malaysia

An attractive, 27-year-old ethnic Malay lawyer has suddenly electrified Malaysian politics, running as an opposition candidate in a parliamentary by-election set for May 31. In the process, she has been branded... Read More...
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Mr. Obama’s Asian Vacation

US President Barack Obama ended his four-nation tour of Asia last week, insisting, yet again, that the US is not out to confront China. “Our goal is not to contain China,” he said at a press conference in Manil... Read More...
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Accelerated Anwar Case Seen as Insult to US

Malaysian prosecutors are expected to ask the country’s highest court this Friday to increase the prison sentence meted out to opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim, who was judged guilty by an appellate court last m... Read More...
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Malaysia’s Karpal Singh Dies in Car Crash

Karpal Singh, who was killed Thursday in a car accident in Malaysia at age 73, was one of the country's strongest advocates for democracy and an articulate  critic its political and legal systems. He was appeal... Read More...
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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... Read More...
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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... Read More...