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Global Anti-Corruption Conclave in Malaysia?

Right in the middle of what looks to be the biggest political and economic scandal in Malaysia’s history, the International Anti-Corruption Conference and Transparency International will hold their 16th bi-annu... Read More...
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Opinion: Who Will Stand Up to Najib?

The news this week that former strongman Mahathir Mohamad and his one-time rival for power, Tengku Razaleigh, have met in KL to discuss forming a “unity government” to take over from scandal-plagued Prime Minis... Read More...
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Malaysia’s Mahathir & Razaleigh Teaming Up to Sink Najib

Malaysia’s deteriorating political situation has driven two once-implacable foes – former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad and his onetime rival for UMNO party leadership Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah – together to try to form a unity government to remove current Pri... Read More...
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Malaysian Currency in Free Fall

The Malaysian ringgit, under pressure from international currency traders betting against a stalling economy and a major political crisis, has hit the psychologically important barrier of RM4:U$1 as Bank Negara... Read More...
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Malaysia’s Long Road to Change

The headline issues behind Malaysia’s current political crisis often puzzle outside observers, not just for the specific and sometimes bizarre details but for what they reveal about a system designed to maintain the status quo at all costs. Taken in the curren... Read More...
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Will Altantuya’s Murderer Talk in Australia?

The detention in Brisbane, Australia, of Sirul Azhar Umar, one of the two condemned killers of Mongolian beauty Altantuya Shaariibuu, must be sending shock waves through Kuala Lumpur and the unknown parties who ordered her execution in October of 2006. “Thi... Read More...
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Malaysia Tightens the Sedition Screws Again

Malaysia is continuing its drastic crackdown on dissent,  sentencing student activist Adam Adli Halim to a year in jail for statements he made at a forum in Kuala Lumpur in May accusing the government of voter ... Read More...