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The Altantuya Murder Mystery: Many Questions Remain

January 28, 2015

The Altantuya Murder Mystery: Many Questions Remain

by Zaid Ibrahim@www.malaysiakini.com

COMMENT The Federal Court has ruled that Chief Inspector Azilah Hadri and Corporal Sirul Azhar Umar are guilty of murdering Mongolian translator Altantuya Shaariibuu. 968 more words

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On the state of the Malaysian Economy

January 28, 2015

MY COMMENT: It is true that we need to be rational about things, but we also need to be realistic. The issues raised by my good friend Guna in his article have the potential of putting our economy in crisis. 1,431 more words

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Mr. Salleh, this is not the way to settle an Issue

January 26, 2015

Mr. Salleh, this is not the way to settle an Issue

by  Syed Jaymal Zahiid

Fearing their Malay-majority city neighbourhood may soon be overrun by Chinese, a group of residents in Taman Keramat marched to the construction site of upscale condominium project Datum Jelatek here and violently tore down its cladding today. 520 more words

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Najib takes on Daim Zainuddin

January 25, 2015

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Najib takes on Daim Zainuddin to hit at Tun Dr. Mahathir

Daim and Mahathir–A Formidable Combination

COMMENT by Terence Netto: “May you live in interesting times” is an inscrutable Chinese saying: one can’t be sure if it’s a blessing or a curse. 849 more words

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Top Court Rules That Malaysian Catholics Can’t Use ‘Allah’ in Publications

January 22, 2015

Top Court Rules That Malaysian Catholics Can’t Use ‘Allah’ in Publications 

By Manirajan Ramasamy, Chong Pooi Koon and Andrea Tan

 

Malaysia’s top court dismissed a final bid by the Catholic Church to use the word “Allah” in its newspaper, highlighting a debate on non-Muslims using the word in a climate of rising religious tensions. 942 more words

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ASEAN torn between TPP and EEU?

Russia has been on a diplomatic and business offensive lately, pushing forward Putin’s agenda for the region, which is part of its pivot to Asia vision and which include a $400 billion gas deal with China as well as Moscow’s directives to develop its little known Far East region.

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Will Altantuya’s Murderer Talk in Australia?

January 21, 2015

Will Altantuya’s Murderer Talk in Australia?

Written by John Berthelsen

Malaysian cop’s detention poses dilemma for political figures in Kuala Lumpur.

The detention in Brisbane, Australia, of Sirul Azhar Umar, one of the two condemned killers of Mongolian beauty Altantuya Shaariibuu, must be sending shock waves through Kuala Lumpur and the unknown parties who ordered her execution in October of 2006. 908 more words

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