Anwar Ibrahim

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Malaysian politician Anwar Ibrahim speaks during a news conference next to his wife Wan Azizah Wan Ismail in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on May 16th, following his release from prison. Photograph: Lai Seng Sin/Reuters

Maria Chin Abdullah has faced death threats, detention without trial in solitary confinement and numerous police investigations, as she campaigned aga(...)

Malaysian police stand at the entrance to the home of former prime minister Najib Razak in Kuala Lumpur on Wednesday night. Photograph: Mohd Rasfan/AFP/Getty Images

Malaysian police on Thursday searched ousted prime minister Najib Razak’s home and other places linked to him in connection with an inquiry into scand(...)

In a stunning and exhilarating election Malaysians have thrown out the governing coalition led by Najib Razak and given an overall majority to the competing alliance led by the 92-year-old veteran Mahatir Mohamed. Photograph: Ahmad Yusni/EPA

In a stunning and exhilarating election Malaysians have thrown out the governing coalition led by Najib Razak and given an overall majority to the com(...)

Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim: A full pardon by the king would mean he  can return to active politics. Photograph:  Ahmad Yusni/EPA

Mahathir Mohamad, Malaysia’s newly elected prime minister, said on Friday that the king was poised to pardon jailed opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim an(...)

Mahathir Mohamad, former Malaysian prime minister and opposition candidate for Pakatan Harapan (Alliance of Hope), during a news conference after his general election win in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia. Photograph: Lai Seng Sin/Reuters

Mahathir Mohamad was sworn in as Malaysia’s seventh prime minister on Thursday following his stunning election victory over the coalition that has rul(...)

Anti-government protesters in Malaysia. Photograph: Olivia Harris/Reuters

Former Malaysian leader Mahathir Mohamad, joining anti-government protesters for a second day on Sunday, has called for a “people’s power” movement to(...)

US President Barack Obama receives a bowl of shamrock from Taoiseach Enda Kenny during a St Patrick’s Day reception at the White House, a fixed annual privilege granted to no other world leader.  Photograph: Chris Kleponis/ Reuters

‘Hello,” I said. “My name is Conor O’Clery. I am the international business editor of The Irish Times of Dublin, Ireland’s leading newspaper, calli(...)

A child leaves a message of support for family members and passengers onboard the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 at  Kuala Lumpur International Airport. Photograph:   Samsul Said/Reuters

As the latest evidence in the vanished Malaysian Airlines Boeing 777 pointed to the deliberate diversion of the aircraft, China stepped up its (...)

Malaysia’s acting Transport Minister Hishammuddin Hussein speaks during a news conference about the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370. Photograph: REUTERS/Edgar Su

More than one week after Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing dis(...)

Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim (C) and his wife Wan Azizah arrive at a court house in Putrajaya. Photograph: Samsul Said/Reuters

A Malaysian court convicted opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim of sodomy today, overturning his acquittal two years ago in (...)

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