August 20, 2014
by Ann Schober
The lawyer representing Anwar Ibrahim, the leader of Malaysia's strongest governmental opposition group, was charged with sedition on Tuesday because of a written statement he issued acting as Anwar's legal counsel. N Suredran, was released on bail after being charged with violating Malaysia's ...[read more]
March 7, 2014
by Addison Morris
A Malaysian court on Friday overturned the High Court's acquittal of Anwar Ibrahim, sentencing the opposition leader to five years in prison for sodomizing a male aide in 2008. This conviction makes Anwar unable to run for chief minister of Selangor in next month's election, where he was ...[read more]
August 22, 2012
by Katherine Bacher
On August 22, 2011, Malaysian opposition leader and former deputy prime minister Anwar Ibrahim denied sodomy charges against him and said they were fabricated by Prime Minister Najib Razak. Anwar was accused of sodomizing a male political aide, which is punishable in Malaysia by up to 20 years in ...[read more]
May 22, 2012
by Jaclyn Belczyk
Malaysian opposition leader and former deputy prime minister Anwar Ibrahim was charged Tuesday along with two colleagues for violating a government protest ban. They face charges for violating the recently passed Peaceful Assembly Act by participating in a large-scale demonstration last month to ...[read more]
January 19, 2012
by Meagan McElroy
On January 19, 2010, an appeals court in Malaysia ruled that the country's ban on sodomy does not violate the Malaysian Constitution, which prohibits discrimination. The case arose from the prosecution of Abdul Rahim Abdul Rahaman, convicted of sodomizing a 14-year-old boy and sentenced to 60 ...[read more]
January 9, 2012
by Andrea Bottorff
The Kuala Lumpur High Court on Monday acquitted Malaysian opposition leader and former deputy prime minister Anwar Ibrahim of charges that he sodomized a former male political aide. High Court Judge Mohamad Zabidin Diah said during the ruling that there was reasonable doubt in the case because of ...[read more]
December 15, 2011
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The two-year sodomy trial of Malaysian opposition leader and former deputy prime minister Anwar Ibrahim came to a close Thursday with the prosecution delivering its closing arguments. Under Malaysian law, sodomy is punishable by 20 years in prison regardless of consent. The charges against Anwar ...[read more]
October 17, 2011
by Alexandra Malatesta
Defense counsel for Malaysian opposition leader and former deputy prime minister Anwar Ibrahim rested its case on Monday in Anwar's sodomy trial, for which a verdict is expected by the end of the year. The prosecutor plans to call four witnesses to refute testimony of one of the defense experts, ...[read more]
August 22, 2011
by Jaclyn Belczyk
Malaysian opposition leader and former deputy prime minister Anwar Ibrahim testified for the first time Monday in his trial on charges of sodomy, denying the charges against him. Anwar testified that the charges against him were fabricated by Prime Minister Najib Razak in order to ruin his ...[read more]
June 6, 2011
by Zach Zagger
Malaysian opposition leader and former deputy prime minister Anwar Ibrahim failed a third time Monday to remove the judge in his sodomy case. The charges against Anwar allege that he sodomized a former male political aide. Anwar argued that Judge Zabidin Mohamad Diah had convicted him before he ...[read more]

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