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Malaysia's Bid For BRICS Membership Signals Major Policy Failure For US

KOTA KINABALU, Malaysia: Recent disturbing developments are putting the Malaysia-US relationship in the harshest possible light, undermining security and diplomatic efforts in keeping the South China Sea (SCS) an area of free navigation while solidifying China's control in what was formerly a key US ally in the region.
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Getting To Know The Madani Government

BANGKOK, Thailand:The Anwar Ibrahim administration aka the Madani government has been in power for more than nine months now. As a commentator trying to tell the people the reflections I am seeing, these have met push back with a number of standard criticisms.

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Zahid Hamidi’s DNAA: Political Expediency And The Need To Separate The PP And AG

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia:The Center to Combat Corruption and Cronyism (C4 Center) notes with great dismay the abrupt end to Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi’s Yayasan Akalbudi trial, where Deputy Public Prosecutor (DPP) Dusuki Mokhtar successfully applied for a discharge not amounting to an acquittal (DNAA) with respect to Zahid’s 47 charges for criminal breach of trust, bribery and money laundering. 

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Will The Anwar Government Continue Shielding Those Behind Enforced Disappearances?

KUALA LUMPUR: On 3 April 2019, Suhakam, the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia, completed a thorough investigation into the disappearances of Shiite social activist Amri Che Mat and Christian pastor Raymond Koh. Suhakam issued two reports. Copies were supplied to all members of Parliament.

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Sri Lanka’s Collapse Heralds Unwanted New Normal

HONG KONG, China--President Ranil Wickremesinghe is confident a multi-billion-dollar bailout by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) will enable Sri Lanka to have a functioning economy by 2024 but that’s cold comfort and a long way off for the millions of people left stranded with few prospects.

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Malaysia’s Political Clown Show

SACRAMENTO, U.S.--Arguably the only useful outcome of the 22-month Pakatan Harapan coalition that ruled Malaysia until February 2020, was court proceedings instituted against former Prime Minister Najib Razak and Zahid Hamidi, United Malays National Organization party president. 

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Malaysia Labelled As “Partly Free” In 2022 Annual Freedom House Index

BANGKOK, Thailand--The annual Washington based Freedom House survey and country ranking of countries civil liberties and political rights labelled Malaysia as “partly free” again this year. The ranking is based upon a number of numerical ratings and descriptive texts for each country. The 2022 edition covers developments in 195 countries and 15 territories from January 1, 2021, through December 31, 2021.
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Stirring The Communal Cauldron In India

HONG KONG, China--Indian politics has yet again embarked on the path of communal polarization, this time on the issue of the hijab, a veil worn by Muslim women.

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6 Deaths In 34 Days : Deadline For Custodial Deaths

GEORGETOWN, Malaysia--A 38-year-old detainee has died in police custody in Pahang this year. Only 34 days into the new year 2022 and Malaysia has been plagued by 6 deaths of men who were under the protection of the Royal Malaysian Police in lock-ups.

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