April 15, 2000 |
Several opposition leaders were arrested Friday, and riot police, some toting machine guns, were deployed in the Malaysian capital as authorities stepped up an apparent crackdown ahead of a protest in support of jailed politician Anwar Ibrahim. At least three officials of the opposition National Justice Party were arrested before dawn Friday. Police said they had orders to arrest four other rally organizers.
August 5, 2001 |
The son of the spiritual leader of Malaysia's opposition Islamic fundamentalist party was arrested under harsh internal security laws that have netted 10 people in two days. Nik Adli Nik Abdul Aziz, a religious teacher, was arrested in part of a sweep that the police say is aimed at crushing a little-known militant group accused of waging a violent campaign to install a hard-line Islamic state. Nik Adli, 34, is the son of opposition leader Nik Aziz Nik Mat.
July 20, 1991 |
Almost 26 years ago, the young nation of Malaysia was gravely shaken when the tiny state of Singapore left a fledgling federation and went out to survive on its own. Singapore, of course, went on to become one of the great success stories of Asia, leaving Malaysia in its economic wake. But the idea of secession has left a bitter taste in the mouths of many Malaysian political leaders.
May 5, 2007 |
In a season filled with sequels, this is one plot twist that everyone saw coming. Within an hour of the first U.S. showing of Sony Pictures' "Spider-Man 3," police arrested a man videotaping the film inside New York's AMC Loews Lincoln Square theater shortly after the Thursday midnight screening, the studio said Friday. The suspect was spotted by theater employees, who summoned the police. Police made similar arrests in Malaysia and Argentina.