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No Obama meeting for Anwar

No Obama meeting for Anwar

April 19, 2014

WASHINGTON, April 19 — President Barack Obama does not plan to see Malaysian opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim when he is in Kuala Lumpur next week, though US officials yesterday did not rule out a lower-level meeting. Obama will become the first sitting US president to visit Malaysia in nearly half a century when he touches down in the country on April 26. Washington has expressed disquiet about what it says are politically motivated charges to keep the veteran opposition... Read more

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Missing boy found dead in reservoir

By Nawar Firdaws

Missing boy found dead in reservoir KUALA LUMPUR, April 19 — The body of missing 11-year-old Khairul Azriel Abdul Razak, who fell into a monsoon drain near his school on Wednesday, was recovered in a reservoir at Kampung... Read more

Interfaith group ‘worried’ that ex-judge can have such ‘racist’ views

BY BOO SU-LYN

Interfaith group ‘worried’ that ex-judge can have such ‘racist’ views KUALA LUMPUR, April 19 — An interfaith group expressed shock today at the “racist” views of a former high-ranking judge who had called the presence of large Hindu and Buddhist statues in the... Read more

Parents voice safety concerns after boy dies in front of school

Parents voice safety concerns after boy dies in front of school KUALA LUMPUR, April 19 — Parents of SK Ampang pupils expressed their dissatisfaction over the school's poor regard for the children's safety, even after one of its students, Khairul Azriel... Read more

Infidels go to hell, Isma leader reminds Muslims mourning Karpal’s passing

Infidels go to hell, Isma leader reminds Muslims mourning Karpal’s passing KUALA LUMPUR, April 18 — In a rebuke aimed at Muslims mourning the death of veteran opposition politician Karpal Singh, a leader of Islamist group Ikatan Muslimin Malaysia (Isma) stressed... Read more



In death, Karpal to revisit milestones of his life

By Opalyn Mok

In death, Karpal to revisit milestones of his life GEORGE TOWN, April 18 — Mourners will retrace Karpal Singh’s footsteps through the state capital for his final send-off this Sunday, walking the same path taken by the “Tiger of Jelutong”... Read more

Michael Cornelius — Karpal’s loyal ‘other half’

By Opalyn Mok

Michael Cornelius — Karpal’s loyal ‘other half’ GEORGE TOWN, April 18 — Karpal Singh’s loyal aide Michael Cornelius Selvam Vellu, who also died in the accident that killed Karpal yesterday, was almost like Karpal’s “other half”. The... Read more

Malaysia among world’s most morally conservative countries, poll finds

By Zurairi AR

Malaysia among world’s most morally conservative countries, poll finds KUALA LUMPUR, April 18 — Malaysia is among the world’s most morally conservative countries, with strong opposition to issues involving sex, gambling and consumption of alcohol, according to... Read more

The Economist: Karpal was rare gem of Malaysian politics

The Economist: Karpal was rare gem of Malaysian politics KUALA LUMPUR, April 18 — Since his shocking death yesterday, the late Karpal Singh has been called “friend” by many that others would have thought to be irreconcilable foes. At an emotive... Read more


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