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Malaysian police arrest another youth activist over pro-Anwar protests

Malaysian police arrested Parti Keadilan Rakyat (People’s Justice Party) youth leader and state assemblyman Nik Nazmi Nik Ahmad at his home in Denai Alam, Selangor, yesterday (Sunday). 907 more words


Malaysian activists arrested after pro-Anwar rally

Police in Malaysia have detained two activists and tried to arrest Parti Keadilan Rakyat (People’s Justice Party) youth leader and state assemblyman Nik Nazmi Nik Ahmad. 1,138 more words


Anwar’s lawyers say he faces serious health risks because of prison conditions

The lawyers acting for the jailed Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim said today that that he faces serious health risks because he is living in a bare cell with just a two inch-thick foam mattress on the floor, a bucket for bathing, and a squat toilet. 1,002 more words


New Malaysian youth coalition calls for mass protest over Anwar jailing

A new Malaysian youth coalition has called for a mass demonstration on March 7 and 8 in protest at the jailing of opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim. 1,613 more words


Protestors march through Kuala Lumpur, calling for Anwar's release

Several hundred demonstrators marched through the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur today and called for the release of the jailed opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim. They also demanded an independent judiciary and an end to the 58-year rule of the Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition. 1,083 more words


Malaysia's federal court releases full written judgement in Anwar case

The full written grounds of judgement in the case against Malaysia’s opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim have been made available on the federal court’s website.

On Tuesday, the federal court upheld a ruling by the Court of Appeal last year, which found Anwar guilty of sodomising his former aide Saiful Bukhari Azlan in 2008, and sentenced the former deputy prime minister to five years in prison. 133 more words


Can we show some mercy?

Maybe Anwar Ibrahim is guilty, maybe he isn’t. Maybe, the cases against him were politically motivated, maybe they weren’t. Whatever, the esteemed judges of the top Federal Court have made their decisions and the verdict can’t be changed. 642 more words

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