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Malaysian Prime Minister Announces Resignation

The prime minister of Malaysia, Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, said on Wednesday that he would step down in March 2009. His departure would pave the way for his chosen successor to take control of a governing party that appears to be losing its grip after five decades in power.

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Political Turmoil in Malaysia

Malaysia has been in a political flux since March 2008 when the long-governing multiethnic coalition lost its two-thirds majority in the parliament. The biggest party in the coalition, United Malays National Organization, has ruled Malaysia for fifty-one years, first under the leadership of Mahathir Mohamad, and since 1993, under current Prime Minister Abdullah Badawi. But recently, calls for Abdullah’s resignation (BBC) have grown louder and the opposition under Anwar Ibrahim has been claiming power.

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Crisis in Burma: Can the U.S. Bring About a Peaceful Resolution?

Taken from United States House of Representatives, October 17, 2007   Testimony of Bridget Welsh, Ph.D. Assistant Professor Southeast Asia Studies Johns Hopkins University The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies   Before the S.Subcommittee House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee onAsia, the Pacific and Global Environment   October 17, 2007 “Crisis in Burma: Can the U.S. Bring About a Peaceful

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