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Anwar Ibrahim. Pic: AP.

Opposition leader Anwar expects to be jailed again

By Wed, Oct 22, 2014 11:14AM UTC Comments Off Anwar Ibrahim. Pic: AP.

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim says he expects Malaysia’s top court will dismiss his final appeal against a sodomy conviction next week and that he will be sent to prison. Anwar was sentenced to five years in prison in March on charges of sodomizing a male aide after the appeals court...

Human rights institutions in Southeast Asia: Are the “paper tigers” coming to life?

By Tue, Oct 21, 2014 11:15AM UTC Comments Off Cambodian and Thai villagers presenting their case at SUHAKAM. Pic: EarthRights International.

National human rights institutions in Southeast Asia have often been described as “paper tigers” or “toothless agencies” -- accused of sitting idle in the face of serious human rights concerns -- but there is some cause to believe that may be changing...

Ukrainians recover belongings of MH17 victims

By Tue, Oct 14, 2014 10:15AM UTC Comments Off A piece of a plane with the sign "Malaysia Airlines" lies in the grass as a group of Ukrainian coal miners search the site of a crashed Malaysian passenger plane near the village of Rozsypne, Ukraine, eastern Ukraine. Pic: AP.

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Dutch government says Ukrainian searchers have recovered belongings including passports, luggage, jewelry and children's toys from the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17....

3 Malaysian banks announce merger

By Fri, Oct 10, 2014 10:35AM UTC Comments Off Pic: AP.

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Three Malaysian banks have announced plans for a merger to create Southeast Asia's fourth-biggest commercial lender and an Islamic bank....

1 killed, 13 injured in Malaysian night club blast

By Thu, Oct 09, 2014 4:02PM UTC Comments Off

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian police say one person died and 13 others injured when a hand grenade blew up Thursday outside a night club at a popular tourist belt in the country’s largest city Kuala Lumpur. A senior police official, who declined to be named as he isn’t authorized to speak to the...

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