August 20, 2014
by Ann Schober
The lawyer representing Anwar Ibrahim, the leader of Malaysia's strongest governmental opposition group, was charged with sedition on Tuesday because of a written statement he issued acting as Anwar's legal counsel. N Suredran, was released on bail after being charged with violating Malaysia's ...[read more]
July 21, 2014
by Jaclyn Belczyk
A spokesperson for the Dutch Public Prosecutor said Monday that their office has opened a war crimes investigation into last week's crash of Malaysia Airlines MH17 in Ukraine. Prosecutors are investigating allegations of murder, war crimes and intentionally downing an airliner, and a ...[read more]
June 23, 2014
by William Hibbitts
The Federal Court of Malaysia on Monday declined to hear an appeal challenging Malaysia's ban on non-Muslims using the word "Allah" to refer to God. The case was brought by the Archbishop of Kuala Lumpur on behalf of the Herald, a Catholic newspaper based in Malaysia. Before the ban, "Allah" was ...[read more]
March 19, 2014
by Peter Snyder
The UK Court of Appeal on Wednesday rejected a bid for an inquiry into the shooting of 24 Malaysian rubber plantation workers at Batang Kali on December 12, 1948. The petition brought by the families of the deceased allege that British troops "massacred" the workers during the campaign against ...[read more]
March 7, 2014
by Addison Morris
A Malaysian court on Friday overturned the High Court's acquittal of Anwar Ibrahim, sentencing the opposition leader to five years in prison for sodomizing a male aide in 2008. This conviction makes Anwar unable to run for chief minister of Selangor in next month's election, where he was ...[read more]
November 25, 2013
by Peter Snyder
The UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief, Heiner Bielefeldt, on Monday urged the government of Malaysia to overturn the nation's ban on a Catholic publication's use of the word "Allah" to refer to God. Allah is the Arabic word for God and has been used by Christians Malaysians ...[read more]
November 2, 2013
by Matthew Pomy
On Thursday Amnesty International (AI) expressed concern over the state of human rights defenders in Malaysia. AI argued that the arrest of 19 peaceful protestors shows that the current state of human rights in Malaysia is lacking. AI and SUARAM (Suara Rakyat Malaysia), a leading Malaysian NGO, ...[read more]
October 30, 2013
by Sung Un Kim
Civil rights groups on Wednesday publicly condemned Malaysia's "empty promises" to strengthen civil and political rights in the country. Amnesty International (AI) and Suara Rakyat Malaysia (SUARAM) claimed that authorities "failed to adequately respond to many of the questions raised by UN member ...[read more]
October 14, 2013
by Max Slater
An appeals court in Malaysia on Monday ruled that the nation's government can legally ban the use of the word "Allah" to refer to God in faiths other than Islam. The case was originally brought by the Herald, a weekly Catholic publication, against the Malaysian government in response to the ban. ...[read more]
October 3, 2013
by Lauren Laing
Malaysia's proposed amendments to the Prevention of Crime Act 1959, which would reinstate detention without trial for certain individuals with criminal histories, are a "huge step backwards," Human Rights Watch (HRW) said Wednesday. HRW said that the amendments would allow detention for up to two ...[read more]

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