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Malaysia Detains Asylum Seekers from Burma

Posted December 31st, 2012 at 1:40 am (UTC-5)
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Malaysian police say they have detained around 450 asylum seekers from Burma after they illegally landed in Malaysia. A police official on Malaysia’s northern Langkawi island said Rohingya Muslims arrived Sunday after nearly two weeks in a wooden boat. The official said he does not know whether the group will be allowed to stay. The […]

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Malaysia Approves Extradition of Iranian to Thailand on Terror Allegations

Posted June 25th, 2012 at 5:35 am (UTC-5)
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A Malaysian court has approved the extradition of an Iranian man to Thailand on suspicion of involvement in a bomb plot against Israeli diplomats in that country. Masoud Sedaghatzadeh was arrested at a Malaysian airport on February 14 soon after an apparently accidental blast occurred at a Bangkok house where bombs were found. Thai police […]

Malaysia’s Anwar Charged with Violating Protest Ban

Posted May 22nd, 2012 at 4:20 am (UTC-5)
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Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim has been charged with defying a controversial court order banning street protests, in a case he says is politically motivated. Anwar and two members of his opposition party were charged Tuesday with violating the Peaceful Assembly Act last month by taking part in a massive street protest to demand electoral […]

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Malaysia’s Anwar Charged with Violating Protest Ban

Posted May 22nd, 2012 at 2:30 am (UTC-5)
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Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim has been charged with defying a controversial court order banning street protests, in a case he says is politically motivated. Anwar and two members of his opposition party were charged Tuesday with violating the Peaceful Assembly Act last month by taking part in a massive street protest to demand electoral […]

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Malaysia’s Anwar Charged with Violating Protest Ban

Posted May 22nd, 2012 at 12:45 am (UTC-5)
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Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim has been charged with defying a controversial court order banning street protests, in a case he says is politically motivated. Anwar and two members of his opposition party were charged Tuesday with violating the Peaceful Assembly Act last month by taking part in a massive street protest to demand electoral […]

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Malaysia’s Anwar Faces New Charges

Posted May 21st, 2012 at 6:15 am (UTC-5)
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Malaysian officials say opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim will face charges stemming from his participation in a demonstration last month. Authorities say Anwar has received notification to appear in court Tuesday on accusations of violating the Peaceful Assembly Act. The April 28 rally was held in the center of Kuala Lumpur to demand election reforms. At […]

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Malaysian Police Release Protesters

Posted April 29th, 2012 at 12:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Police in Malaysia say they have released some 500 people arrested during a demonstration for election reforms. Officials say they would decided later whether to press charges on any of them. Tens of thousands of protesters gathered Saturday in Kuala Lumpur’s Independence Square, despite a ban on holding the rally there. The activists say the […]

Malaysian Police Disperse Protesters with Tear Gas, Water Cannon

Posted April 28th, 2012 at 5:50 am (UTC-5)
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Malaysian police fired tear gas and water cannon at tens of thousands of protesters who flooded into the center of Kuala Lumpur Saturday to demand election reforms. At least 25,000 protesters trampled through barbed wire barricades as they poured into the heavily guarded Independence Square, defying a ban on holding the rally at the venue […]

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Malaysian Lawmakers Pass Law Curbing Arrest Abuses

Posted April 17th, 2012 at 9:40 am (UTC-5)
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A law aimed at preventing police from detaining suspects indefinitely or arresting them for their political beliefs has been approved by Malaysia’s parliament. The legislation, passed Tuesday by the lower house of parliament, replaces the notorious 1960 Internal Security Act, a draconian law long used to detain opposition leaders and other government critics without trial. […]

Malaysian Lawmakers Pass Law Curbing Arrest Abuses

Posted April 17th, 2012 at 7:30 am (UTC-5)
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Malaysia’s parliament has approved a law aimed at preventing police from detaining suspects indefinitely or arresting them for their political beliefs. The legislation, passed Tuesday by the lower house of parliament, replaces the notorious 1960 Internal Security Act, a draconian law long used to detain opposition leaders and other government critics without trial. The new […]

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