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Malaysian Court Acquits Anwar of Sodomy

Posted January 9th, 2012 at 6:35 am (UTC-5)
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Malaysia’s high court has acquitted opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim of sodomy charges. The judge ruled Monday that the DNA used by prosecutors as evidence was not reliable. The judge also said there was not enough corroborating evidence proving that Anwar had sex with a former male aide. Homosexuality is illegal in Muslim-majority Malaysia. Anwar faced […]

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Malaysian Court Acquits Anwar of Sodomy

Posted January 9th, 2012 at 5:15 am (UTC-5)
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Malaysia’s high court has acquitted opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim of sodomy charges. The judge ruled Monday that the DNA used by prosecutors as evidence was not reliable. The judge also said there was not enough corroborating evidence proving that Anwar had sex with a former male aide. Homosexuality is illegal in Muslim-majority Malaysia. Anwar faced […]

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Malaysian Court Acquits Anwar of Sodomy

Posted January 9th, 2012 at 12:05 am (UTC-5)
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Malaysia’s high court has acquitted opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim of sodomy charges. The judge ruled Monday that the DNA used by prosecutors as evidence was not reliable. The judge also said there was not enough corroborating evidence proving that Anwar had sex with a former male aide. Homosexuality is illegal in Muslim-majority Malaysia. If he […]

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Malaysian Court Acquits Anwar of Sodomy

Posted January 8th, 2012 at 9:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Malaysia’s high court has acquitted opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim of charges of sodomy. The judge ruled Monday that the DNA used by prosecutors as evidence was unreliable. The judge also said there was not enough corroborating evidence proving that Anwar had sex with a former male aide. Homosexuality is illegal in Muslim-majority Malaysia. If he […]

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Malaysian Police Threaten ‘Stern Action’ Against Protest for Anwar

Posted January 3rd, 2012 at 4:30 am (UTC-5)
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Malaysian police are warning activists not to participate in an upcoming rally in support of opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim. Opposition activists are calling for a large protest in front of the Kuala Lumpur High Court on Monday, where a judge is expected to deliver a verdict in Anwar’s nearly two-year-long sodomy trial. But Kuala Lumpur […]

Malaysia’s Prosecution Closes Arguments In Anwar’s Trial

Posted December 13th, 2011 at 6:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Prosecutors in Malaysia have wrapped up their closing arguments in the sodomy trial of opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim, saying there is evidence beyond reasonable doubt to convict him. But Anwar told reporters after the hearing Tuesday that nothing has been proven and he should be released. “They have not proven anything beyond reasonable doubt, and […]

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Malaysian Sultan Becomes Country’s Oldest Monarch

Posted December 13th, 2011 at 7:10 am (UTC-5)
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Sultan Abdul Halim Mu’adzam has been installed as Malaysia’s new king, becoming the country’s oldest ever constitutional monarch. The 84-year-old Sultan Abdul Halim took his oath of office in a traditional ceremony at the state palace in the capital of Kuala Lumpur on Tuesday. Sultan Abdul Halim becomes the first Malaysian king to twice ascend […]

Malaysian Sultan Becomes Country’s Oldest Monarch

Posted December 13th, 2011 at 3:50 am (UTC-5)
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Sultan Abdul Halim Mu’adzam has been installed as Malaysia’s new king, becoming the country’s oldest ever consitutional monarch. The 84-year-old Sultan Abdul Halim took his oath of office in a traditional ceremony at the state palace in the capital of Kuala Lumpur on Tuesday. Sultan Abdul Halim becomes the first Malaysian king to twice ascend […]

Malaysian Marchers Protest Bill Banning Street Rallies

Posted November 29th, 2011 at 4:55 am (UTC-5)
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Hundreds of Malaysians took to the streets Tuesday to protest a proposed ban on street rallies. The demonstrators marched to the parliament building in Kuala Lumpur ahead of a vote on a bill called the Peaceful Assembly Act, saying the measure is an assault on free speech. The bill would allow public gatherings in places […]

Malaysia Government Announces New Public Gathering Laws

Posted November 22nd, 2011 at 9:15 am (UTC-5)
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Malaysia’s government has proposed changes to restrictions on public gatherings, but some opposition groups say the new laws will do little to improve freedom of expression in the country. The legislation proposed by Prime Minister Najib Razak’s National Front party would eliminate a current law requiring demonstrators to acquire a police permit, which is often […]