Canada Expresses Concerns Regarding Conviction of Anwar Ibrahim
February 11, 2015 – The High Commission of Canada in Malaysia today issued the following statement in response to the conviction of Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim:
“The conviction of Anwar Ibrahim is of deep concern to Canada. It raises serious questions about judicial independence and selective prosecutions in Malaysia.
The rule of law is a core value and principle vital to the flourishing of democracy and the institutions of a peaceful and prosperous society. Mr. Anwar’s conviction also comes at a time when Canada and other countries have conveyed concerns regarding selective prosecutions in Malaysia, including under the Sedition Act.
Canada values its long-standing and warm relationship with Malaysia, and we will continue to encourage Malaysia to apply the rule of law in a transparent and fair manner.”
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