Malaysian protesters denied bail

Court says 31 Indians charged with attempted murder are threat to security.

    Malaysian Indians protested against government policies that favoured ethnic Malays [EPA]

    Following the court decision vowed to keep pushing for equality saying "they are trying to stifle us into abandoning our cause".


    "We will continue with our legal, peaceful and international struggle," he told The Associated Press.


    The protesters were charged this week with attempted murder in connection with an injury sustained by a policeman as authorities moved to break up tens of thousands of protesters in Kuala Lumpur.


    The acccused also face charges of causing damage to public property and illegal assembly, with some charged with rioting.


    The rally was organised by the Hindu Rights Action Force (Hindraf) to protest what it says are racially discriminatory policies, allegations the government has denied.


    The policeman, Dadi Abdul Rani, was allegedly attacked with bricks and iron pipes during the demonstration near one of Malaysia's major Hindu temples just outside of Kuala Lumpur.


    The protesters are demanding fair treatment saying the government's affirmative action programme favouring ethnic Malays amounts to racial discrimination.


    Indians are Malaysia's third-largest ethnic minority after the Chinese.

    SOURCE: Agencies


     How Britain Destroyed the Palestinian Homeland

    How Britain Destroyed the Palestinian Homeland

    Ninety-nine years since Balfour's "promise", Palestinians insist that their rights in Palestine cannot be dismissed.

    Afghan asylum seekers resort to sex work in Athens

    Afghan asylum seekers resort to sex work in Athens

    In the rundown Pedion Areos Park, older men walk slowly by young asylum seekers before agreeing on a price for sex.

    Profile: Osama bin Laden

    Profile: Osama bin Laden

    The story of a most-wanted fugitive and billionaire.