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Mahathir sued for defamation January 29, 2006

Posted by Rasheed Eldin in Media.

FORMER Malaysian deputy premier Anwar Ibrahim today launched a lawsuit against one-time prime minister Mahathir Mohamad for accusing him of being a homosexual.

The Australian: Anwar sues Mahathir over ‘gay’ slur

Human rights groups maintain that allegations Mr Anwar conducted a sexual relationship with his driver, then abused his power to conceal it, were trumped up to prevent him from challenging Mr Mahathir, whose 22-year rule as premier ended when he retired in October 2003.


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