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Keyword: Anwar Ibrahim

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South-East Asia

Malaysia’s new premier facing hard task following Mahathir

Abdar Rahman Koya

Shawwal 07, 14242003-12-01

Riding high after his speech at the Organisation of Islamic Conference (OIC) summit in October, Malaysia’s Dr Mahathir Mohamad finally kept his promise by stepping down after 22 years in power. He seems to have followed the advice from his mother...

South-East Asia

The last days of Malaysia’s Mahathir

Abdar Rahman Koya

Jumada' al-Ula' 01, 14242003-07-01

It could have been yet another festival of tears for the United Malay National Organisation (UMNO), Malaysia’s ruling party, when it held its annual congress last month. That party-president-cum-prime minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad would weep as he has in previous years was taken for granted.

South-East Asia

Mahathir’s reconciliation with Washington raises possibility of rehabilitation of Anwar Ibrahim

Abdar Rahman Koya

Rabi' al-Awwal 19, 14232002-06-01

There are no permanent enemies or allies in politics. Malaysia’s opposition front, dominated by the Islamic Party (PAS), which has joined hands with former UMNO members disenchanted with prime minister Mahathir Mohamad over his injustices to Anwar Ibrahim, are already feeling the winds of betrayal blowing.

South-East Asia

Mahathir moving Malaysia closer to being a US protectorate

Abdar Rahman Koya

Safar 18, 14232002-05-01

The Malaysian regime has engaged in a fresh round of arrests: another 14 people were abducted on April 18 under the Internal Security Act, accusing them of links with ‘Islamic militants’...

South-East Asia

Mahathir comes out with more ‘proofs’ as crackdown continues under feared act

Abdar Rahman Koya

Safar 07, 14222001-05-01

Carrying out his promise earlier last month that he would “defy international norms” to ensure the nation’s “security”, Malaysia’s besieged prime minister Mahathir Mohamed continued his crackdown on political dissent with the arrest of individuals under the feared Internal Security Act (ISA).

South-East Asia

Panicky Mahathir acts against street demonstrations after PAS snub

Abdar Rahman Koya

Dhu al-Hijjah 20, 14212001-03-16

In what is seen as a sign of desperation by the Mahathir regime, Ezam Nor, a leading Malaysian political activist, was arrested on March 5 for his role in a series of well-attended street demonstrations in Kuala Lumpur over the last few months.

South-East Asia

Mahathir badly hurt as Malay Muslims vote for Islamic party

A Special Correspondent in Kuala Lumpur

Sha'ban 23, 14201999-12-01

Malaysian prime minister Mahathir Mohamed was returned to office in the general elections late last month, as widely predicted, but was severely bruised in the process and faces a difficult and uncertain future...

South-East Asia

Malaysian opposition faces uphill battle to defeat UMNO establishment in elections

Iqbal Siddiqui, Correspondents in Kuala Lumpur

Sha'ban 08, 14201999-11-16

Malaysian politics went into overdrive last month, after prime minister Mahathir Mohammed finally called the country’s long-awaited elections on November 10. The polls were scheduled for November 29 (after Crescent press time).

South-East Asia

Anwar trial fiasco begins all over again...

MGG Pillai

Rabi' al-Awwal 02, 14201999-06-16

The Malaysian government has bungled anew with the fresh sodomy charges it has brought against the jailed former deputy prime minister, Anwar Ibrahim.

South-East Asia

Malaysian opposition parties struggle to seize the opening created by Mahathir’s campaign against Anwar

Abdar Rahman Koya

Safar 16, 14201999-06-01

Politics in Malaysia is at a crossroads. The aftermath, or rather the aftershock of Anwar’s verdict, which virtually all Malaysians have now dismissed as a shameless show-trial, is still felt all over the country. The judgement, as Anwar himself described it, ‘stinks to high heaven’.

South-East Asia

Malaysians rally against Mahathir as Anwar is jailed

Kuala Lumpur Correspondent

Muharram 15, 14201999-05-01

Although Anwar Ibrahim’s ‘conviction’ on corruption charges was a foregone conclusion, the April 14 verdict still sent shock waves through Malaysia. The sentence - six years in jail - was even heavier than expected, and Judge Augustine Paul’s decision to have the prison term begin from the day of the conviction...

South-East Asia

Malaysia’s judiciary on trial in Anwar case

MGG Pillai

Dhu al-Hijjah 14, 14191999-04-01

The Anwar Ibrahim corruption trial ended abruptedly on March 23, when the presiding judge, Justice Augustine Paul, ended proceedings without the defence having completed presented their closing arguments.

South-East Asia

Anti-Mahathir campaign reaches Malay heartland

Zafar Bangash

Sha'ban 27, 14191998-12-16

Malaysian prime minister Mahathir Mohamed must be getting a sinking feeling that events are fast slipping out of his control. This is not to suggest that the Malaysian judiciary, press or the police have turned against him.

South-East Asia

America’s kiss of death and some crucial issues in the Islamic Movement

Zafar Bangash

Sha'ban 12, 14191998-12-01

So despised is Uncle Sam globally that too close an identification with him can spell the death-knell for any political figure, especially in the Muslim world.

South-East Asia

Dark clouds over Malaysia

Crescent International

Rajab 11, 14191998-11-01

If prime minister Mahathir Mohamed believed that by dismissing Anwar Ibrahim and accusing him of moral turpitude would destroy his reputation, the people of Malaysia have proved him dead wrong. Showing uncharacteristic defiance, the people have held massive rallies in support of Reformasi, the reform movement launched by Anwar.

South-East Asia

Wicked doctor’s dirty tricks backfire in Malaysia

Zafar Bangash

Jumada' al-Akhirah 25, 14191998-10-16

Amid uncharacteristically strong defiance, the people of Malaysia have kept the tempo of demonstrations despite the arrest of former deputy prime minister Anwar Ibrahim last month.

South-East Asia

Lessons for the Islamic Movement from Anwar's episode

Zafar Bangash

Jumada' al-Akhirah 10, 14191998-10-01

Malaysia has been taken by storm since Anwar Ibrahim, the relatively youthful former deputy prime minister, was unceremoniously sacked on September 2.

South-East Asia

Malaysia drifts towards police state as Anwar beaten up by Mahathir's police

Crescent International

Jumada' al-Akhirah 10, 14191998-10-01

Anwar was brought to court with a swollen eye and bruises on his right arm, the result of being severely beaten by police when he was first arrested ten days ago.

South-East Asia

Malaysia's Anwar sacked, reform call gains momentum

Abdar Rahman Koya

Rabi' al-Thani 23, 14191998-08-16

‘Reformasi’ or reform, has become the rallying cry of opponents of prime minister Mahathir Mohamed in Malaysia since his unceremonious sacking of deputy prime minister and finance minister Anwar Ibrahim on September 2.

South-East Asia

Mahathir’s political blunder by tying his future to solving currency crisis

Our Southeast Asia Correspondent

Jumada' al-Akhirah 14, 14181997-10-16

Prime minister Mahathir Mohamed of Malaysia may have made a strategic political blunder by tying his political future to solving the deepening currency and stockmarket crisis. He has thus handed his detractors the opportunity to undermine his position.

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