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01 Apr 2015 10:15

Malaysia rejects jailed opposition leader's petition for royal pardon

Malaysia has rejected a petition seeking a royal pardon for jailed opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim, who is serving a five-year prison term for sodomy, court officials and his lawyers said on Wednesday.

  • 31 Mar 2015 01:02

    Thailand admits 'urgent' need to improve aviation safety

    Thai authorities said they would use special powers under junta rule to "urgently" improve airline safety as several carriers face bans on new international flights, following concerns raised by a UN aviation agency.

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