Malaysia’s Top Anti-Corruption Cop Sues Whistleblower for Defamation

Malaysia’s anti-corruption czar has sued a local journalist for defamation over articles questioning the legality of his past shareholdings in a case seen by some as a bellwether and test of the country’s rule of law. Azam Baki, chief commissioner of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission, filed suit against Lalitha Kunaratnam January 12 seeking some $2.38 […]

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Indonesia’s Strong Quake Injures One, Causes Property Damage

JAKARTA– One person was injured after a 6.1-magnitude earthquake rocked Indonesia’s North Sulawesi province yesterday, according to official sources.   The earthquake also damaged a church and several houses, the country’s Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency said, adding that, no deaths were reported and the tremors did not potentially trigger giant waves of tsunami.   […]

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