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Posted: 06 Jan 2012 10:05 PM PST
by Melissa Chi The Malaysian Insider Jan 07, 2012 KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 7 — In urging President Barack Obama to take a stand in democracy in the Muslim world, The Wall Street Journal today called Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim's second sodomy case "flimsier" than the first. In its editorial piece, the US daily said Malaysian [...]
Posted: 06 Jan 2012 09:15 PM PST
— Othman Wahab The Malaysian Insider Jan 07, 2012 JAN 7 — Oh no, not again. In the run-up to Bersih 2.0, the Najib administration agreed to allow the demonstrators to use a stadium and then withdrew the offer after being worried that calls for free elections could lead to the overthrow of the BN [...]
Posted: 06 Jan 2012 07:32 PM PST
By Shannon Teoh The Malaysian Insider Jan 07, 2012 KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 7 — The ruling Barisan Nasional (BN) will come under attack whether or not Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim is found guilty in Monday's verdict in the opposition leader's two-year-long sodomy trial, according to the Singapore Straits Times. The Singapore daily said in an [...]
Posted: 06 Jan 2012 07:08 AM PST
Mansoor Moaddel www.project-syndicate.org 2012-01-04 CAIRO – The self-immolation a year ago of Tunisian street vendor Mohammed Bouazizi triggered a wave of popular protests that spread across the Arab world, forcing out dictators in Egypt, Libya, and Yemen. Now, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, too, seems near the end of his rule. Together, these movements for change [...]
Posted: 06 Jan 2012 06:42 AM PST
Thomas L. Friedman | January 05, 2012 The Jakarta Globe Two things struck me about the Republican presidential candidate debates leading up to the Iowa caucuses. One is how entertaining they were. The other is how disconnected they were from the biggest trends shaping the job market of the 21st century. What if the 2012 [...]
Posted: 06 Jan 2012 04:48 AM PST
by Joshua Kurlantzick Council on Foreign Relations, US January 3, 2012 The year 2011 saw some of the biggest political developments in Southeast Asia in decades. Burma finally seemed poised for real change, while Thailand continued to move closer to the brink of self-immolation, as political in-fighting worsened. The United States, China, and ASEAN nations [...]
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