Topic: Najib Tun Razak
After a two-year trial filled with explicit sexual allegations that captivated and polarized the country, a High Court judge took only two minutes to deliver the verdict Monday.
This weekend's turnout of at least 20,000 protesters, despite government warnings not to participate, could galvanize opposition support ahead of upcoming elections.
07/10/2011 01:38 pm
The visit by Secretary of Defense Gates to Singapore highlights Asia's lack of a strong forum for regional security talks. Asian countries are also wary of being squeezed between the US and a rising China.
06/06/2011 10:21 am
Monitor staff writers and correspondents in each of the world's regions share what they expect to be top headlines in 2011.
12/28/2010 02:17 pm
Opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim, already on trial for sodomy, was suspended from parliament -- further dimming his chances of leading Malaysia.
12/16/2010 12:48 pm
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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.
07/19/2010 10:28 am
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.
03/30/2010 12:43 pm
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.
03/17/2010 02:05 pm
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.
02/02/2010 09:27 am