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Dato' Seri Anwar Bin Ibrahim of Malaysia Interviewed By Julian Assange

World  (tags: Dato' Seri Anwar bin Ibrahim, Malaysia, UMNO, Mahathir, Julian Assange )

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Anwar's frontal attack against what he described as the widespread culture of nepotism and cronyism within United Malays National Organization angered Mahathir, Prime Minister. Cronyism per Anwar a major cause of corruption and misappropriation of funds.


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Angela N (0)
Monday August 6, 2012, 12:38 pm
thanks for the post

Sheryl G (359)
Monday August 6, 2012, 2:41 pm
For those who can't pull up video's but would like to know what the interview was here is a transcript link.
Transcript to Interview of Anwar bin Ibrahim

Edwin M (346)
Monday August 6, 2012, 5:57 pm
Thank you Sheryl

Phillipa W (199)
Monday August 6, 2012, 9:16 pm
thanks Sheryl

Past Member (0)
Monday August 6, 2012, 9:30 pm
Thanks for posting.

Rose Becke (141)
Tuesday August 7, 2012, 12:17 am
Thanks Dandelion for transcript and post

Joe R (190)
Tuesday August 7, 2012, 6:44 am
Thanks Dandelion for posting the Julian Assange series - an amazing man and fascinating interviews.

Sheryl G (359)
Tuesday August 7, 2012, 7:02 am
Thank you Joe. For those who may stumble upon this thread and are not sure who Anwar bin Ibrahim is, this is a brief below:

Dato’ Seri Anwar bin Ibrahim is the charismatic face of the Malaysian opposition. Formerly a high-ranking and popular member of the government of Prime Minister Mahathir bin Mohamad in the 1990s, Anwar fell out of favour, and in the late 90s was expelled from political life on corruption and sodomy charges that turned out to be politically motivated.

By the time he was acquitted, he had already served six years in prison. On his return to politics in 2008, amid a surge of support for his anti-corruption platform, he was hit with fresh sodomy charges. He claimed they were, again, engineered by his political opponents. Anwar fought a four year court battle against the accusations, and in January of this year he was cleared of all charges.

Malaysian politics is currently heating up in advance of the impending election. In May 2012 – after this interview was filmed – Anwar was accused of inciting demonstrators to breach an anti-protest law, because of his appearance at a pro-democracy rally in April. If convicted, he will be disqualified from politics for the near future, ruining his election chances.

June 2012: Recent demonstrations calling for changes to Malaysia's voting system were the largest Malaysia has ever seen, and turned violent during clashes with police. The former deputy prime minister of Malaysia, Anwar Ibrahim, was there and is now calling the demonstrations the 'Malaysian Spring'. Are there any comparisons to the Arab Spring and are such demonstrations capable of toppling the only government Malaysians have known since independence?


. (0)
Tuesday August 7, 2012, 9:38 am
Thanks for posting this series, Sheryl and for providing the link

LaurenBackSoon Kozen (173)
Tuesday August 7, 2012, 12:40 pm
Noted. Thanks Dandelion.

Sheryl G (359)
Tuesday August 7, 2012, 2:32 pm
Most welcome Toni, appreciate your interest.

Robert O (12)
Tuesday August 7, 2012, 3:49 pm
Thanks Dandelion.

Lois Jordan (63)
Tuesday August 7, 2012, 4:24 pm
Noted. Much thanks for posting, Dandelion! These interviews have given me a new, broad view of international gratitude to Assange.

Mary T (178)
Tuesday August 7, 2012, 4:40 pm
Thanks Sheryl for posting this series, It has been very interesting to follow.

Sheryl G (359)
Tuesday August 7, 2012, 5:24 pm
Thank you Lois and Mary, I found them interesting and I learned something new from all of the interviews. Glad I did post, and that others also found something of interest with the interviews. I had a good feeling that Julian would of done a good job with finding people that we don't normally get to listen to.

Caroline Vimla (16)
Tuesday August 7, 2012, 9:02 pm
Why didn't DSAI bring up the 'culture of nepotism and cronyism' while he was part of the government and Mahathir was in office? Why only now? Why only after all the convictions?

MarietteAWAY G (175)
Wednesday August 8, 2012, 4:12 am
Thanks Sheryl for posting, I find this rather interesting - great that Julian has found people that we can listen to, that we would otherwise never even have known existed.

Sheryl G (359)
Wednesday August 8, 2012, 5:46 am
Caroline, he did bring this up in the 1990's, he served 6 years in prison were he was silenced, meaning solitary confinement. I'm not saying this man if perfect, I simply ran the series of Julian Assange, take with it what you gather from the interviews. However, you gain nothing by only reading the summary up above. Perhaps if you had listened to the full interview there may of been other comments you may have chosen or your questions could of been answered.

Linda MacRae (39)
Wednesday August 8, 2012, 8:42 am
This is a good series which sheds more light on Malaysian gov't. and justice?

Russell R (87)
Wednesday August 8, 2012, 10:25 am
Thanks for the Post! Politics as usual!
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