Malaysian Newspaper Apologizes for Statements Against Australian Senator

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By: Shibani Mahtani | Wall Street Journal

Australia has raised concerns about an article in Malaysia’s government-owned New Straits Times broadsheet – one of the oldest in the country – which has incorrectly labeled statements critical of Islam to an Australian senator.

Nick Xenophon, an independent parliamentarian representing South Australia, was in Malaysia in late April– on the invitation of opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim – as part of a fact-finding mission on the upcoming Malaysian elections. He was also an independent observer at Saturday’s Bersih rally.

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