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Champ Raikkonen races to Grand Prix win  World champion banished the memory of his disastrous start to the F1 season by claiming a comfortable victory Malaysia prepares tight security for torch  A thousand police were ready to guard the Olympic torch relay against protests over China's Tibet crackdown and human rights record Chinese students cheer torch relay   Hundreds of flag-waving Chinese students gathered in Kuala Lumpur, far outnumbering the handful of people who carried pro-Tibet signs Opposition leader accused of sodomy  Anwar Ibrahim's accusation is sparking speculation that he might be arrested on the same charge that led to his imprisonment a decade ago Anwar seeks sanctuary in Turkish embassy Map of Kuala Lumpur Malaysia
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Polls open amid tensions  Malaysians voted in parliamentary elections that could see gains for opposition amid anger over race and religion among minority Chinese and... Election setback for PM
MP quits over sex DVDs  Health Minister Chua Soi Lek has announced his resignation after admitting being filmed in a video showed him having sex in a hotel   Parliament dissolved  King Sultan Mizan Zainal Abi dissolved parliament to clear the way for new elections Police break up protest by ethnic Indians Map of Kuala Lumpur Malaysia

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  Malaysian security forces have used tear gas and water cannon to break up a protest by ethnic Indians in Kuala Lumpur

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  Abdullah Ahmad Badawi's National Front, the ruling coalition, has suffered its worst election result in decades by winning only a simple majority
 Analysts blame ethnic tensions, crime, and inflation for a drop in popularity

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  Opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim has sought refuge in the embassy in Kuala Lumpur
Jun.30   Anwar quits Turkey embassy refuge Map of Kuala Lumpur Malaysia  Opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim has left the embassy in Kuala Lumpur, where he had taken refuge on Sunday

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Jul.15   Anwar Ibrahim arrested
  Police arrested Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim, less than an hour before a deadline for him to appear at police headquarters
Jul.16   Anwar released on bail
  Police have released opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim on bail after he was arrested over allegations of sodomy

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Aug.6   Anwar faces prosecution on sodomy
  Malaysian authorities will prosecute opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim for allegedly sodomizing a male aide, complicating his bid to return to Parliament   Anwar Ibrahim charged with sodomy
  Opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim has been formally charged with sodomy against a former male aide. Appearing in court, Anwar pleaded not guilty Aug.25   Malaysia watches Anwar election Map of Penang Malaysia  A special election in the state of Penang is likely to see opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim returned to parliament

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Nov.27   Malaysian jailed for maid attacks
Map of Kuala Lumpur Malaysia  A former flight attendant who repeatedly scalded her Indonesian maid has been jailed by a court in the capital Kuala Lumpur for 18 years

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