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Legal news from Saturday, January 2, 2010
by David Manes

A special court in Myanmar Friday charged US citizen Kyaw Zaw Lwin, also known as Nyi Nyi Aung, with forgery and violating the country's foreign currency act. The charges could result in a maximum of ten years in prison if Aung is convicted. Aung was arrested on September 3 when he …

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by Hillary Stemple

The Malaysian High Court ruled Thursday that non-Muslims can use the word "Allah" as a translation for the word "God", overturning a three-year government ban on the practice. The case was brought by the Herald, a weekly Catholic publication, against the Malaysian government in response to the ban. The newspaper argued that other options such as …

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