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Malaysia: Anwar clashes with ministers over Israel comments

By Tue, Jan 31, 2012 9:01PM UTC Comments Off Anwar Ibrahim. Pic: AP.

A war of words has erupted between Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim and several top government officials, including his former mentor Mahathir Mohamad, on Malaysia’s policy on Israel, potentially touching a raw nerve among the country’s Muslim-majority population. Anwar, who was acquitted of sodomy charges barely a month ago, was quoted as having declared support...