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Saudi website closed by Jeddah court

A Saudi court has ordered a liberal Internet forum to permanently close for publishing what it described as anti-Islamic material, Saudi media reported on Sunday. The decision by the general court in Jeddah came less than nine mon

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Badawi to launch $500m global halal fund

Former Malaysian Prime Minister Abdullah Badawi has revealed plans for a $500 million private equity fund focused on global opportunities in the halal industry. The new ‘Halal Opportunities Fund’ is being set up by Azk

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Malaysia PM cedes key post to deputy

Malaysian Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi ceded the key finance ministry post to his powerful deputy on Wednesday and hinted he may leave office before an agreed date of 2010. Abdullah faces a resurgent opposition led by Anwar Ibrahim

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Malaysia PM to step down by June 2010

Malaysian Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi will announce plans to retire in June 2010, a move aimed at ending months of political uncertainty that have unnerved investors, a news website said on Thursday. The embattled premier is expec

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Malaysia PM shakes up cabinet

Malaysia's prime minister made sweeping changes to his cabinet line-up on Tuesday, dumping his long-serving trade minister, after the ruling coalition suffered a heavy setback at elections this month. The omission of Trade Minister Rafidah

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Mahathir's son asks Malaysian PM to resign

The son of former Malaysian premier Mahathir Mohamad on Friday asked Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi to resign following the ruling coalition's election debacle at the weekend. 'I'm asking him to resign,' Mukhriz Mahathir, a senior ex

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Malaysian Front regroups after shock setback

Malaysia's ruling coalition tried to regroup on Monday after a shocking electoral setback that decimated its ranks and sent markets swooning over the political uncertainties ahead. Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi was sworn into office

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Malaysia wakes to new political landscape

Malaysians awoke on Sunday to the biggest change in politics in almost 40 years, with opposition Islamists and reformists winning control of five states and giving the government a humiliating wake-up call. Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Ba

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Badawi faces biggest poll debacle, urges calm

Malaysia's prime minister, who is facing his ruling coalition's worst election debacle in 40 years, urged people to remain calm on Saturday, the Star newspaper's text message service reported. Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi said he h

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Malaysia PM calls elections amid racial rift

Malaysia's premier called on Wednesday for fresh elections that he is certain to win, kicking off a campaign likely to be overshadowed by racial issues and religious tension in the southeast Asian nation. Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Bada

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