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Thursday, Sept 24

Anwar hailed by thousands
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Police use water cannons to disperse crowds in KL
Latest News
(Updated: Thursday, Sept 24)

Police chief threatens British reporter at news conference
by JOCELYN GECKER (Associated Press)
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 24 (AP) - The national police chief said he was conducting ``a different kind of press conference'' on Thursday. He was right. Faced with pointed questions about the whereabouts of former deputy prime minister Anwar Ibrahim, detained Sunday under a national security law, the inspector-general of police got tough.

Anwar's wife in standoff at Malaysian police headquarters
AFP
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 23 (AFP) - The wife of detained former Malaysian deputy premier Anwar Ibrahim was involved in a one-hour standoff at the entrance to the federal police headquarters here Wednesday.

Another of Anwar's private secretaries released from detention
AFP
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 23 (AFP) - A Malaysian court ordered the release from detention Wednesday of a second private secretary to former Malaysian deputy prime minister Anwar Ibrahim.

Malaysia police put restrictions on Anwar's wife
Reuters
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 24 (Reuters) - The wife of Malaysia's detained former finance minister Anwar Ibrahim said police had prohibited any meetings and rallies at her house, the official Bernama news agency said on Thursday.

Anwar daughter recuperating after being rushed to hospital
AFP
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 23 (AFP) - One of the six children of detained former deputy premier Anwar Ibrahim was recuperating late Wednesday after being rushed to hospital from the family's sealed off home here.

Malaysian police call in Anwar's wife for questioning
By LAURINDA KEYS (Associated Press)
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) - Police spent two hours questioning the wife of opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim, whose weekend arrest followed some of the largest protests in this country's four decades of independence.

Wednesday, Sept 23
Britain settles broadcast row with Malaysia
Reuters, AFP
KUALA LUMPUR: UK broadcasters resume transmission of video footage of anti-Mahathir disturbances after Cook intervenes.

Asian papers condemn detention
AFP
HONGKONG: Malaysia's veteran Premier Datuk Seri Dr Mahathir Mohamad is staring at the same fate as Indonesia's former President Suharto by cracking down on the reform movement led by his ousted Deputy Premier, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, according to editorials in the Asian press yesterday.

Movement for reform 'a cover-up'
Brendan Pereiera (Singapore Straits Times)
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Mahathir Mohamad held an hour-long press conference at his office yesterday to explain the content of the Umno Supreme Council meeting on Monday following the arrest of Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim BRENDAN PEREIRA attended the question-and-answer session and filed these excerpts.

Anwar's wife under probe for sedition
Singapore Straits Times
KUALA LUMPUR: Police clamp down on spouse of the detained former Deputy Prime Minister by disclosing their probe of her 'HIV virus' remarks, made in a TV interview.

Anwar to face court soon, says Mahathir
By Brendan Pereira (Singapore Straits Times)
FORMER deputy prime minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim will be charged in court for sodomy soon, despite being held under the Internal Security Act (ISA) for instigating and trying to recreate Indonesian-style riots in Kuala Lumpur, said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Mahathir Mohamad yesterday.

Malaysia bans "reformasi" protests in crackdown
By Brian Williams
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 23 (Reuters) - "Reformasi" protests against Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad were banned throughout Malaysia on Wednesday and police said they planned to bring arrested protest leader Anwar Ibrahim to trial within a week. A crackdown on Mahathir opponents, including arrests of dozens of Anwar supporters and a war of nerves to keep his wife silent, had mainly restored calm to the Southeast Asian nation by Wednesday.

Crowd shouts slogans outside Malaysia courthouse
Reuters
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 23 (Reuters) - About 1,000 people on Wednesday shouted "Reformasi" (Reform) when the wife of arrested Malaysian protest leader Anwar Ibrahim left a Kuala Lumpur courthouse, witnesses said. The crowd applauded and shouted "Reformasi" (reform) when Anwar's wife, Wan Azizah Wan Ismail, left the building after spending several hours in the court in the centre of the capital, a Reuters correspondent said.

Tuesday, Sept 22
Asian press warns Mahathir will suffer same fate as Suharto
by Jitendra Joshi
HONG KONG, Sept 22 (AFP) - Malaysia's veteran premier Mahathir Mohamad is staring at the same fate as Indonesia's Suharto by cracking down on the reform movement led by his ousted deputy Anwar Ibrahim, the Asian press warned Tuesday.

Riot squad roadblock outside Anwar home
AFP
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 22 (AFP) - Malaysian police on Tuesday put up a roadblock outside the home of detained former deputy premier Anwar Ibrahim where his wife, Wan Azizah Wan Ismail, is now leading the reform movement.

Malaysian police target Anwar's wife in security clampdown
by M. Jegathesan
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 22 (AFP) - The Malaysian authorities Tuesday imposed a security clampdown around the home of detained former deputy premier Anwar Ibrahim and banned his wife, who has vowed to keep up his campaign for reform, from addressing public rallies.

Public speaking ban on Anwar's wife in Malaysia
AFP
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 22 (AFP) - The wife of detained former deputy premier Anwar Ibrahim said Tuesday she had been ordered not to speak at public rallies but would still press his campaign for reforms.

Australia urges Malaysia to restore satellite links
AFP
SYDNEY, Sept 22 (AFP) - Australia called on Malaysia Tuesday to restore satellite links to foreign television stations cut off to stop them reporting civil unrest following the arrest of deputy prime minister Anwar Ibrahim.

Anwar wife investigated over AIDS comment
Reuters
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 22 (Reuters) - The wife of arrested Malaysian ex-finance minister Anwar Ibrahim was under investigation for sedition on Tuesday because she had suggested her husband might be injected with the AIDS virus to prove allegations of sodomy against him, police said.

Police investigate wife of former deputy prime minister
By ALVIN UNG (Associated Press)
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) - With sacked deputy prime minister Anwar Ibrahim and 11 of his colleagues detained, police on Tuesday turned their sights on his wife.

Britain settles transmission row with Malaysia
By Paul Majendie
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 22 (Reuters) - British broadcasters said on Tuesday they were able to transmit television footage of anti-government disturbances in Malaysia after officials with Queen Elizabeth complained about apparent jamming.

Jailing Anwar only weakens Mahathir-Thai paper
Reuters
BANGKOK, Sept 22 (Reuters) - Malaysian finance minister Anwar Ibrahim was dismissed because he threatened the power of Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, but his arrest may not end his challenge, Thai newspaper The Nation said on Tuesday.

Malaysia Cops, Protesters Clash
by LAURINDA KEYS (Associated Press)
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) - Ignoring a visit by the British queen, thousands of supporters of Malaysia's ousted deputy premier clashed Monday with police trying to end two weeks of protest - the biggest outpouring of dissent during Mahathir Mohamad's 17-year rule.

They plead guilty to illegal sex with the former DPM. Showdown looms as he alleges confessions were coerced
By DOUGLAS WONG
KUALA LUMPUR: A MALAYSIAN court yesterday sentenced the adopted brother and a former speechwriter of sacked deputy prime minister Anwar Ibrahim to six months' jail each after they pleaded guilty to allowing him to sodomise them.

Mahathir may declare emergency out of revenge: veteran party member
by M. Jegathesan
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 22 (AFP) - Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad may declare a state of emergency to further discredit supporters of jailed former deputy premier Anwar Ibrahim, a former veteran member of the ruling party said Tuesday.

Opposition deplores Anwar's arrest, says government has no strong case
AFP
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 21 (AFP) - Malaysian opposition leader Lim Kit Siang on Monday denounced the arrest of ousted deputy premier Anwar Ibrahim as ''most deplorable'' and said his detention proved the government had no strong case.

BBC, New Zealand television signals cut from Malaysia
AFP
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 21 (AFP) - The British Broadcasting Corp. (BBC) said here Monday its television pictures of civil unrest in Malaysia were being jammed on government orders.

Malaysian riot police fire tear gas at Anwar supporters
AFP
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 21 (AFP) - Malaysian riot police fired tear gas and water cannon Monday to clear chanting supporters of deposed deputy premier Anwar Ibrahim outside the main Kuala Lumpur courthouse.

Time up for Mahathir, Australian paper says
AFP
PERTH, Australia, Sept 22 (AFP) - Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad's ''oppressive regime'' had become an international embarrassment to his nation, The West Australian newspaper said Tuesday.

Amnesty calls for charge or release of Anwar
AFP
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 22 (AFP) - Amnesty International has called on the Malaysian authorities to promptly charge or release deposed deputy premier Anwar Ibrahim and his associates.

Anwar's arrest
The Jakarta Post
KUALA LUMPUR: The only unexpected thing about the arrest of ousted Malaysian deputy prime minister Anwar Ibrahim was that it happened sooner than he had predicted. It was effected on Sunday evening, only hours after he had led tens of thousands of supporters through the streets of Kuala Lumpur demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad.

Seventh Anwar associate arrested under Malaysia's internal security act
AFP
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 22 (AFP) - Malaysian police have detained a seventh associate of Anwar Ibrahim under the country's Internal Security Act following the arrest of the ousted deputy prime minister, a source said Tuesday.

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