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Anwar Ibrahim, detained Malaysian politician, will receive a royal pardon, Mahathir says

Image copyright AFP Caption The pardon could lead to Anwar Ibrahim, shown here with his wife Wan Aziza and finally take office Malaysia's king has agreed to pardon a politician whose case has been hitting national politics for two decades, says new PM Mahathir Mohamad. Anwar Ibrahim, once considered a potential future leader, was jailed for corruption and sodomy following …

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Malaysian police say Palestinians shot dead in Kuala Lumpur

by Associated Press by Associated Press 21. April at 3:54 am KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – The Malaysian police say a Palestinian man was fatally shot dead by two assailants while driving a mosque for morning prayers. Palestinian websites have identified him as a relative of a high-ranking official in the Gaza division of the Islamic Jihad group. The police say …

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A Syrian man is trapped in a Malaysian airport and nowhere

Hassan al Kontar, a 36-year-old Syrian citizen Screenshot via Twitter / Business Insider A Syrian man says he has been detained at a Malaysian airport for more than a month but can not travel or travel to other countries because of restrictions on Syrian citizens. The man tried to leave the Kuala Lumpur airport and passed his visa and was …

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Syrian stranded at Malaysian airport for weeks

KUALA LUMPUR: A Syrian man said he had been stranded at the main airport of the Malaysian capital for more than a month after being denied entry to several countries, and asked for help to escape. Hassan al-Kontar has written videos on YouTube describing his plight, which began 37 days ago when he arrived at the budget terminal of Kuala …

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The Malaysian government declares the election day for a holiday

KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian government has declared the election day to be a public holiday on May 9 This should enable all Malaysians to fulfill their responsibilities as voters, the PMO said in a statement on Wednesday (April 11 1965) "The declaration of the holidays is based on section 8 of the 1951 Holiday Law for the Peninsular Malaysia and …

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Malaysian vote that could decide on Najib's fate for May 9th

FILE – This Wednesday, March 28, 2018, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak heads to Parliament House for a meeting in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Malaysian parliamentary elections, which could determine the scandal-plagued Najib's political survival, were scheduled for May 9, with analysts saying weekday polls could reduce voter turnout. (Sadik Asyraf, File / Associated Press) According to Eileen Ng | AP …

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Malaysian Prime Minister dissolves parliament to hold the toughest elections

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak announced Friday the dissolution of parliament, paving the way for the general election campaign with his old mentor Mahathir Mohamad. A woman broadcasts a live broadcast of Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, speaking on 6 April 2018 in an electronics store in Port Klang, Malaysia, about the dissolution of parliament. REUTERS …

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Malaysian leader jump starts elections and stacks the odds

Dissatisfaction with Mr. Najib has been cooking for years, especially among members of the ethnic Chinese minority of Malaysia. But Mr. Najib, who is the scion of an ethnic Malay political dynasty, could count on rural Malay constituents whose influence was heightened by the racial-based policies that help them. The ruling National Front Alliance is dominated by Najib's United Malay …

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Malaysian Prime Minister Najib promises $ 378 million for pre-election officials

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Prime Minister Najib Razak pledged 1.46 billion ringgit ($ 378.04 million) in salary increases to Malaysia's officials on Wednesday, a key election bank for the governing coalition in upcoming parliamentary elections. Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak gestures during a rally against US President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, in Putrajaya, …

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