March 5th, 2010
04:14 PM ET

Q&A with Malaysia's Anwar Ibrahim

Malaysia's opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim, who is on trial in Kuala Lumpur on sodomy charges for a second time, speaks to journalist Wajahat Ali about the controversy and discusses the country's ethnic and religious conflicts as well as issues facing the Muslim world.

"The government today is in survival mode," Ibrahim says. "Sensing its own protracted demise, and bereft of ideas that would enable it to regain popular support, its strategy is to tear down the opposition no matter what the cost."

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- CNN Belief Blog

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