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Anwar’s Appeal Rejected, Trial On July 8

Tweet Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim has lost a final bid to have his sodomy trial held in a lower court, ending a long wrangle over where the case should be heard, his lawyer said Thursday. The Court of Appeal rejected the application and affirmed an earlier decision that the politically charged case should be […]

Anwar Seeks To Block Sodomy Charge

Tweet Opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim has asked a Malaysian court to throw out a sodomy charge against him, two weeks before the start of a trial that he maintains is politically motivated, his lawyer said Thursday. The government has repeatedly denied Anwar’s claim that the charge was orchestrated to block him from leading a three-party […]

Anwar Confident Will Win Sodomy Case

Tweet Malaysia’s opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim said on Monday he is confident a court will find no evidence of sodomy when his case, which has inflamed political passions in Malaysia, resumes in July. Anwar, who spent six years in jail on a 1998 sodomy conviction that was ultimately overturned, faces a 20-year sentence if convicted […]

Police Raid DAP Headquarters

Tweet Police raided a Malaysian opposition party’s headquarters to search for seditious material, sparking accusations Sunday of a crackdown on political dissent. The hour long search late Saturday marked the first time police had raided the Democratic Action Party‘s main office in its 42-year history, said the party’s parliamentary chief, Lim Kit Siang. Plainclothes policemen […]

Court Of Appeal: Zambry Is MB

Tweet The Court of Appeal yesterday returned a unanimous decision that Barisan Nasional‘s Datuk Zambry Abd Kadir is the rightful Perak mentri besar, ruling that his Pakatan Rakyat rival Datuk Seri Mohammad Nizar Jamaluddinn had ceased to command the majority in the Perak state assembly. The judges also ruled that the Sultan was right in […]

New Malaysian Indian Party

Tweet A new political party for Malaysia’s ethnic Indian minority was launched on 19 Mei 2009, with its leader saying it would fight discrimination against the disadvantaged community. The Malaysian Makkal Sakti (People’s Power) party is an offshoot of the banned rights group Hindraf, which had five of its leaders detained without trial after mounting […]

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