Anwar defiant as Malaysia top court hears sodomy appeal

Opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim vowed Tuesday to go down "fighting a corrupt government" as Malaysia`s top court began hearing his appeal against a sodomy conviction that would send him back to jail and out of active politics.

Malaysia`s Sedition Act crackdown `chilling` free speech

 A Malaysian government crackdown under its Sedition Act is creating a climate of fear in the country, according to rising numbers of critics who say it could stunt a recent flowering in freedom of speech. 

Deja vu as Malaysia`s Anwar faces threat of jail

 Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim says "he`s prepared for the worst" as he stares at the prospect of imprisonment once again on a controversial sodomy charge, but has vowed never to give up his struggle.

Malaysian opposition in crosshairs of `sedition blitz`

Malaysian attorney N Surendran appeared in court last week to defend a fellow opposition lawmaker accused of insulting the powerful ruling party -- then returned hours later to face a sedition charge of his own.

Lawyer for Malaysia`s Anwar charged with sedition

A lawyer for Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim was charged with sedition on Tuesday for comments alleging that his client`s controversial conviction on a sodomy charge was politically motivated.

Malaysia`s opposition steps back from brink in state crisis

Malaysia`s three-party opposition alliance has averted a damaging split by agreeing to support the wife of opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim as the next chief minister of Selangor, an industrial hub that is the country`s richest state.

Malaysia court to hear Anwar sodomy appeal in October

Malaysia`s highest court set a late October hearing date for opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim`s appeal of a controversial sodomy conviction that threatens his political career.

Obama meeting would have been `helpful`: Malaysia`s Anwar

Malaysia`s opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim said on Monday a meeting with US President Barack Obama during a coming visit to Malaysia would have been "consistent with US democratic ideals," after Washington said there would be no such encounter.

No Obama meeting for Malaysia`s Anwar

President Barack Obama does not plan to see Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim when he is in Kuala Lumpur next week, though US officials today did not rule out a lower-level meeting.

Malaysian lawmaker who defended Anwar killed in car crash

A leading Malaysian politician who gained fame defending opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim in his sensational sodomy trials was killed in a road accident on Thursday, police said.

Malaysia PM slams Oppn leader for “illogical” claim on MH370 mystery

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak Tuesday dismissed as "illogical" a recent remark by opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim who claimed he could solve the mystery of the missing plane in "one second".

MH370 cover-up alleged as `black box` locator nears

Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim accused the government of hiding information on Flight MH370, as a black-box detector was expected Friday in the search zone nearly a month after the plane vanished.

Anwar`s appeal for removal of homosexual remark rejected

A Malaysian court Wednesday dismissed a plea by Opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim to expunge remarks made in the judgement of a 2004 sodomy case which implied that he had homosexual tendencies.

Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim found guilty of sodomy

Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim was on Friday handed down a five-year jail term by a court on charges of sodomy, jeopardising his political career.

Malaysia`s Anwar faces sodomy ruling

Malaysian prosecutors began their appeal on Thursday against the acquittal of opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim on a charge of sodomy, a case that international human rights groups have condemned as politically motivated.

Japan says Malaysia`s Anwar failed to apply for visa

Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim was barred entry to Japan at the weekend because he did not obtain a visa, an official with Japan`s embassy in Kuala Lumpur said on Tuesday.

Malaysia`s Anwar `shocked` after Japan bars entry

Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim said Monday he was "puzzled and shocked" at being barred entry to Japan, as his party questioned whether Malaysia`s ruling coalition was behind the move.

Malaysia`s Anwar `shocked` after Japan bars entry

Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim on Monday said he was "puzzled and shocked" over being barred entry to Japan, as his party questioned whether Malaysia`s ruling coalition was behind the move.

Malaysia court throws out charge against opposition`s Anwar

A Malaysian court on Friday threw out illegal-assembly charges against opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim over his part in a 2012 rally that could have barred him from standing for election, his lawyer said.

Malaysia court throws out charge against opposition`s Anwar

A Malaysian court on Friday threw out illegal-assembly charges against opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim over his part in a 2012 rally that could have barred him from standing for election, his lawyer said.