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Rights Groups Denounce Malaysia for Deporting 11 Chinese Uighurs

Posted August 23rd, 2011 at 3:35 am (UTC-5)
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Leading human rights groups are denouncing Malaysia’s decision to hand over a group of ethnic Uighurs to China rather than permitting them to appeal for asylum to a U.N. agency. Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch say the 11 Uighurs may be subject to harsh imprisonment or torture in China. Human Rights Watch is appealing […]

Malaysia’s Anwar Proclaims Innocence, Accuses Government of Conspiracy

Posted August 22nd, 2011 at 2:55 am (UTC-5)
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Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim proclaimed his innocence Monday when he addressed the court for the first time in his long-running sodomy trial. In an hour-long statement which he read out, Anwar denied he ever had sexual relations with the 26-year-old former aide who is his chief accuser. Anwar described his prosecution as a “vile […]

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Anwar Ibrahim Testifies in Sodomy Trial, Proclaiming Innocence

Posted August 21st, 2011 at 11:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim proclaimed his innocence when he finally took the witness stand Monday at his long-running sodomy trial. Testifying in his own defense, Anwar insisted he has never had sexual relations with the 26-year-old former aide who is his chief accuser. Anwar described his prosecution as a “vile and vicious” attempt to […]

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Malaysian PM, in Reversal, Promises Electoral Reforms

Posted August 16th, 2011 at 2:45 am (UTC-5)
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Malaysia’s prime minister has promised to set up a bipartisan committee in parliament to consider voting reforms ahead of elections expected next year. Prime Minister Najib Razak said Tuesday the committee will include opposition members and will have the power to do whatever is necessary to make sure the next election is free from suspicion […]

Malaysian PM Issues Warning After Student Attack in London

Posted August 11th, 2011 at 2:00 am (UTC-5)
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Malaysia’s prime minister is urging caution on his countrymen living in London following the worldwide notoriety of a video showing the robbery of a Malaysian student during this week’s British riots. The video shows 20-year-old Asyraf Haziq Rosli sitting dazed and bloodied after being attacked on a London street. A group of young men approaches […]

Malaysian Court Delays Restart of Anwar Trial

Posted August 8th, 2011 at 3:05 am (UTC-5)
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A Malaysian judge has postponed the restart of opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim’s sodomy trial to allow defense lawyers to interview witnesses, including Prime Minister Najib Razak. Anwar had been expected to testify this week for the first time in the three-year-long trial, to rebut a charge that he sodomized a male former aide in 2008. […]

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Malaysian Court Delays Restart of Anwar Trial

Posted August 8th, 2011 at 1:15 am (UTC-5)
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A Malaysian judge has postponed the restart of opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim’s sodomy trial to allow defense lawyers to interview witnesses, including Prime Minister Najib Razak. Anwar had been expected to testify this week for the first time in the three-year-long trial, to rebut a charge that he sodomized a male former aide in 2008. […]

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Malaysian Court Delays Restart of Anwar Trial

Posted August 8th, 2011 at 12:45 am (UTC-5)
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A Malaysian judge has postponed the restart of opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim’s sodomy trial to allow defense lawyers to interview witnesses, including Prime Minister Najib Razak. Anwar had been expected to testify this week for the first time in the three-year-long trial, to rebut a charge that he sodomized a male former aide in 2008. […]

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Malaysian Landslide Buries Homes Killing 7

Posted August 7th, 2011 at 11:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Malaysian officials say rescuers have recovered the bodies of seven people who were buried in a landslide at a popular hill resort Sunday. The official Bernama news agency said Monday that two other people were seriously hurt in the landslide at the Sungai Ruil settlement, more than 200 kilometers north of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia’s capital. […]

Australia, Malaysia Sign Refugee Exchange Deal

Posted July 25th, 2011 at 2:00 am (UTC-5)
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Malaysia and Australia signed a controversial deal Monday to send 800 asylum seekers to the Southeast Asian nation in exchange for Australia resettling 4,000 processed refugees. Malaysian Home Minister Hishammuddin Hussein and Australian Immigration Minister Chris Bowen signed the pact at a Kuala Lumpur hotel, while a small group of human rights activists protested outside. […]