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Interviewing fugitive Malaysian blogger Raja Petra Kamarudin

By Mon, Aug 09, 2010 5:25PM UTC

I met Raja Petra Kamarudin, one of Malaysia’s best known bloggers, at a recent press conference in London, after spotting his trademark beret in the crowd. I subsequently interviewed him for a piece that’s been published in The Guardian today. RPK, as he’s usually known, fled Malaysia after hearing that he was

Bhutanese refugees leave Nepal for Britain

By Mon, Aug 09, 2010 5:05PM UTC

A group of Bhutanese refugees expelled from their Himalayan homeland nearly two decades ago left Nepal for Britain on Monday to begin new lives after living in United Nations-run camps for years. More than 100,000 ethnic Nepalese — a Hindu minority in Bhutan for centuries — were forced out of

Malaysia’s Anwar loses bid to confirm affair claim

By Mon, Aug 09, 2010 4:48PM UTC

A Malaysian judge rejected opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim’s bid to force the man who accused him of sodomy to testify whether he had an affair with a female prosecutor in the continuing trial. The hearings have been on hold since an opposition-linked activist claimed last month that Farah Azlina Latif,

Apology not good enough

By Mon, Aug 09, 2010 4:48PM UTC

Stephen Mitchell, Deputy Director and Head of News Programmes at BBC News has issued an apology to the University of East Anglia for an assertion by John Humphrys that researchers had “distorted the debate about global warming to make the threat seem even more serious than they believed it to

Book says Chinese premier is no reformist

By Mon, Aug 09, 2010 4:43PM UTC

A book by a Chinese dissident author who says he was threatened with imprisonment argues China’s premier is not a reformist nor a man of the people, as popularly perceived at home, but a mediocre technocrat who rose to power through good acting. Excerpts of “China’s Best Actor: Wen Jiabao,”

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