Anwar Ibrahim

Jailed Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim withdraws as PM candidate

Jailed Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim withdraws as PM candidate

Jailed Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim said on Saturday he would not be a candidate for prime minister in elections due by mid-2018.

Jun 17, 2017, 19:27 PM IST

Malaysia's Mahathir leads cross-party push to oust PM Najib

- Former Malaysian leader Mahathir Mohamad, opposition leaders and some ruling party members on Friday called for the removal of Prime Minister Najib Razak, who is engulfed in a scandal surrounding state fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB).

Mar 04, 2016, 15:17 PM IST

Jailed Anwar backs old foe Mahathir to bring down Malaysian PM

Malaysia`s "Game of Thrones" heated up on Friday, as the country`s jailed opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim offered support to his old enemy, former premier Mahathir Mohamad, in efforts to oust the current prime minister, Najib Razak.

Mar 04, 2016, 11:02 AM IST

Anwar's daughter urges Barack Obama to pressure Malaysian leader

The daughter of detained Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim called on the Obama administration on Friday to put pressure on her country`s prime minister, Najib Razak, to release her father and abandon authoritarian policies.

Sep 19, 2015, 09:03 AM IST

Malaysia`s Anwar in hospital with 'serious' health problems: Wife

Malaysia`s jailed ex-opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim was hospitalised Tuesday for a host of health problems including "erratic" blood pressure, his wife said.

Jun 02, 2015, 14:49 PM IST

Obama warns on `chilling effect` of Malaysia opposition trial

US President Barack Obama on Monday warned Malaysia must be careful that the high profile prosecution of opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim does not have a "chilling effect" on democracy.

Jun 02, 2015, 02:22 AM IST

Anwar`s wife Wan Azizah takes helm of Malaysian opposition

Wan Azizah Wan Ismail was sworn into Malaysia`s parliament as opposition leader on Monday after winning the seat vacated by her husband Anwar Ibrahim when he was jailed on a sodomy conviction, media reports said.

May 18, 2015, 14:30 PM IST

Malaysia's Anwar takes up last legal recourse against sodomy conviction

Jailed Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim on Thursday applied for a judicial review of his conviction for sodomy, his last legal recourse after an appeal was rejected in February.

Apr 30, 2015, 13:28 PM IST

Wife of Malaysia's jailed Anwar Ibrahim to run for his seat

The wife of Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim on Saturday entered the race for the parliamentary seat vacated by her husband's recent jailing over a much-criticised sodomy conviction, a party official said.

Apr 25, 2015, 23:50 PM IST

Wife of Malaysia's jailed Anwar to run for his seat

The wife of Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim on Saturday entered the race for the parliamentary seat vacated by her husband's recent jailing over a much-criticised sodomy conviction, a party official said.

Apr 25, 2015, 19:38 PM IST

Malaysia toughens sedition law to include online media ban, mandatory jail

Malaysia has strengthened its controversial sedition law, imposing a minimum jail term of three years and allowing the government to block online media deemed to be seditious, lawmakers said on Friday.

Apr 10, 2015, 12:04 PM IST

Malaysia draws more fire on rights with sedition revisions

Malaysia`s government plans to strengthen its much-criticised sedition law with longer jail terms and other changes, fresh after enacting an anti-terrorism law denounced by the opposition and rights groups as a threat to civil liberties.

Apr 08, 2015, 11:27 AM IST

Malaysia's jailed Anwar granted furlough for dad's funeral

Malaysia's jailed opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim was granted a furlough today to attend his father's funeral, soon after he began a five-year prison sentence on sodomy charges that he says are politically motivated.

Apr 05, 2015, 18:04 PM IST

Malaysian cartoonist charged for criticising judiciary

A Malaysian cartoonist was on Friday charged with nine counts of sedition over tweets insulting the judiciary after the conviction of opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim in a sodomy case.

Apr 03, 2015, 16:07 PM IST

Malaysia's King rejects Anwar's royal pardon petition

 Malaysia's King has rejected the petition for a royal pardon of controversial opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim, currently serving a five-year jail sentence for sodomy, leading to his immediate disqualification as a MP.

Apr 01, 2015, 14:56 PM IST

Malaysia arrests opposition figures to thwart protest

Malaysian police arrested three leading opposition politicians in a bid to thwart a protest march on Saturday demanding the release of jailed opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim, his party said.

Mar 28, 2015, 19:35 PM IST

Malaysian court to rule next week on Anwar's royal pardon

A court here will announce its decision next week on petition for a royal pardon to Malaysia's jailed opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim over his sodomy conviction.

Mar 27, 2015, 14:50 PM IST

Malaysian police free Anwar`s daughter on bail

The eldest daughter of Malaysia`s jailed opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim was freed on police bail Tuesday after being held overnight for alleged sedition, as supporters and the United States condemned her detention.

Mar 17, 2015, 12:31 PM IST

Malaysia arrests Anwar's daughter for sedition: Opposition party

Malaysian police have arrested opposition politician Nurul Izzah Anwar, the daughter of jailed opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim, for sedition over a speech she made in parliament, her party said on Monday.

Mar 16, 2015, 21:45 PM IST

Jailed Malaysian leader's daughter arrested for sedition

Disgraced Malaysian leader Anwar Ibrahim's eldest daughter was arrested on Monday on charges of making a seditious remark in parliament by reading out text from a speech of her father criticising his recent conviction.

Mar 16, 2015, 17:55 PM IST