Lim Kit Siang

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Lim Kit Siang

Anwar’s acquittal a victory for justice but not yet a triumph for the justice system

Posted: 09 Jan 2012 11:52 PM PST

I had in my first response to Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim's acquittal from Sodomy II charges yesterday said that it was a victory for justice. There was immediate response from detractors accusing me of double standards, alleging that I would regard the justice system as fair and just when Anwar is freed but the opposite [...]

Anwar’s problems are not over yet

Posted: 09 Jan 2012 10:35 PM PST

By Sakmongkol AK47 | 10 January 2012 Anwar has been acquitted. I don't wish to douse the flames of enthusiasm that was evident on the faces and response from his supporters. Family members and friends were elated. I am watching out for possible landmines. In an interview with Al Jazeera, Anwar said, this present case [...]

After sodomy acquittal, Malaysia’s Anwar pressing for power

Posted: 09 Jan 2012 10:32 PM PST

By Simon Roughneen, Correspondent | January 9, 2012 The Christian Science Monitor Monday’s surprise acquittal of Malaysia’s opposition leader in a sodomy trial that many viewed as politically motivated eases the prospect of unrest in the multi-ethnic country, one of southeast Asia’s largest tourist draws. The potential for trouble was highlighted by three small explosions [...]

Anwar’s acquittal marks a new chapter

Posted: 09 Jan 2012 10:29 PM PST

By Dr Lim Teck Ghee | 10 January 2012 Anwar Ibrahim, a key page in the country's political history has been turned. Immediate winners are of course Anwar, his family, his team of lawyers, and the opposition. For Anwar, it was not only exoneration of the sexual smear charges brought against him; it was also [...]

A grave injustice avoided

Posted: 09 Jan 2012 08:06 PM PST

By Ooi Kee Beng | January 10, 2012 The Malaysian Insider JAN 10 — The High Court verdict on Anwar Ibrahim's sodomy trial must be seen as a big triumph for the three-member opposition coalition, Pakatan Rakyat (PR). One of the biggest challenges that it has in trying to win federal power is to convince [...]

Reform or inertia? It’s gone past that by now

Posted: 09 Jan 2012 08:04 PM PST

By Farish A. Noor | January 09, 2012 The Malaysian Insider JAN 9 — It has been a rather long time since I have had any reason to be thankful or optimistic about where Malaysia is heading, but today I allowed myself a small helping of optimism (and I hasten to add it was a [...]

After Acquittal, Malaysian Political Icon Looks to Poll

Posted: 09 Jan 2012 08:01 PM PST

By JAMES HOOKWAY | JANUARY 10, 2012 WSJ KUALA LUMPUR—His unexpected acquittal on sodomy charges Monday frees Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim finally to look past his trial and on toward the country’s coming national election. The verdict by Judge Zabidin Diah at the High Court could also warm this key Muslim nation’s relations with [...]

Anwar acquittal boosts Malaysia’s opposition

Posted: 09 Jan 2012 07:43 PM PST

By Dr Ooi Kee Beng | 9 January 2012 Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, Singapore BBC News To the great surprise of many of his followers, Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim was found not guilty of the sodomy charge brought against him by a former aide. High Court judge Zabidin Mohamad Diah declared him innocent [...]

Anwar’s acquittal and the 901 rally

Posted: 09 Jan 2012 07:24 PM PST

By Kee Thuan Chye | Jan 9, 2012 Malaysiakini Anwar Ibrahim is free! Many people did not expect he would be acquitted by the High Court judge presiding over his Sodomy II trial. In fact, the situation looked dire for Anwar when the judge ruled in May that Anwar's alleged victim, Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan, [...]

Anwar Ibrahim Acquitted of Sodomy Charges

Posted: 09 Jan 2012 06:43 PM PST

By John Berthelsen | 9 JANUARY 2012 asiasentinel Now what? As thousands of supporters cheered outside the court, Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim was found not guilty of sodomy charges by High Court Judge Mohamad Zabidin Diah, who said "the court cannot be 100 percent certain that DNA was not contaminated." Under Malaysia's system of [...]

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