US debt is becoming less valuable as Americans grow poorer and poorer
Mathir Mohamad, former prime minister of Malaysia, discusses the mishandling of the global financial crisis and proposes radical measures for G-20 leaders to address it when they meet in Seoul, South Korea, next week, Nov. 11 and 12.
The slow-moving sodomy trial for Anwar Ibrahim underscores his bitter rivalry with Prime Minister Najib Razak, who has grown increasingly popular in Muslim-majority Malaysia since his election in April 2009.
In his widely anticipated new economic strategy Tuesday, Malaysia Prime Minister Najib Razak criticized longstanding affirmative action policies – which benefit his political base of ethnic Malays – but gave few specifics on how he would undo them.
Malaysia's opposition coalition is struggling to stay united as their popular leader Anwar Ibrahim focuses on his sodomy trial. Already four lawmakers have defected.
Opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim will stand trial Wednesday on a sodomy charge, which he says is politically motivated. Anwar was jailed for a sodomy conviction that was overturned in 2004.
Anwar Ibrahim, who heads an increasingly popular alliance, says the charges are meant to check his rise to power.
Newly elected leaders in Thailand and Malaysia face mounting domestic discontent.