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Why the kid gloves with Branson, Muhyiddin?

Why the kid gloves with Branson, Muhyiddin?

WHY is Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin treating Richard Branson with kid gloves? When Al Gore and Paul Wolfowitz criticised Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s second sodomy trial, our deputy prime minister deemed it pressure from Anwar’s American friends. But when Branson made similar remarks, Muhyiddin defended him.

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Counsel unwell, Anwar’s application adjourned to 8 July

KUALA LUMPUR, 3 July 2009: The hearing of Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s application for documents from the prosecution relating to his sodomy trial was adjourned to 8 July by the High Court here today because his lead counsel was unwell. Counsel Sulaiman Abdullah informed the court that he had been feeling giddy since yesterday when […]

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Who’s afraid of sodomy?

Who’s afraid of sodomy?

MASS hypocrisy season comes and goes in Malaysia with the regularity of the monsoon or the haze. While we entertain the polite fiction of being a semi-civilised nation with a few shopping malls, we conveniently forget that ours is a political culture mired in the mores and norms of hypocrisy. The public display of normative […]

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Anwar’s appeal dismissed

PUTRAJAYA, 2 July 2009: The Court of Appeal today dismissed an appeal by Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim to have his sodomy trial sent back to the Sessions Court from the High Court. In a unanimous decision, it ruled that no member of the Executive, not even the prime minister, could interfere or fetter with the […]

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Court to decide on Anwar’s sodomy trial dispute tomorrow

PUTRAJAYA, 1 July 2009: The Court of Appeal will decide tomorrow on the appeal on the right forum to hear the Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim sodomy trial.    Justice Datuk Abdull Hamid Embong, who sat with justices Datuk Abu Samah Nordin and Datuk Jeffrey Tan Kok Wha, said he would give the oral decision on Anwar’s […]

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Anwar’s sodomy appeal postponed to tomorrow

PUTRAJAYA, 29 June 2009: Opposition Leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s appeal against the High Court’s order that his sodomy case be tried at the High Court was postponed to tomorrow to enable him to attend the Dewan Rakyat sitting today. The Court of Appeal, comprising justices Datuk Abdul Hamid Embong, Datuk Abu Samah Nordin and […]

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