Malaysia

Malaysia one step closer to authoritarian rule

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The five-year jail sentence imposed on opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim last week, writes JAMES GIGGACHER,  raises serious questions about the future of Malaysia’s politics and opposition movement. The fate of long-time opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim was decided on 10 February – and along with it the increasingly slim democratic prospects for his native Malaysia. With […]

Malaysia

Missing aircraft flies into the turbulence of Malaysian politics

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The disappearance of Malaysian Airlines flight MH370, writes AMRITA MALHI,  has become enmired in Malaysian politics. On Saturday 8 March, Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 disappeared. The same weekend that the aircraft was reported missing, MP and opposition leader for the People’s Alliance coalition, Anwar Ibrahim, was sentenced to a second prison term for sodomy by […]