25 Jul '15, 1am

Malaysia’s Growing Opposition Can’t Be Silenced - By ANWAR IBRAHIM (WSJ)

By ANWAR IBRAHIM Wall Street Journal July 23, 2015 Why I’ve chosen to stay and continue the fight for peaceful, democratic reform from my prison cell. COMMENTARY Since Prime Minister Najib Razak’s 2013 electoral victory, which was plagued by widespread allegations of gerrymandering, fraud and voter intimidation, Malaysia has taken a turn for the worse. Mr. Najib, who once promised democratic and economic reforms and pledged to allow “the voices of dissent” to be heard, has doubled down on political repression. A former deputy prime minister of Malaysia and leader of the opposition, I am now in the fifth month of a five-year prison sentence that has been roundly condemned by governments and human-rights groups around the world. I spend my days in solitary confinement in meditation and in the company of the few books that are allowed into my cell. Meanwhile, allegations of c...

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