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Encyclopedia > Abdullah Ahmad

Tan Sri Abdullah Ahmad (born 1933) is a Malaysian journalist and a politician. At one time, he was the editor-in-chief of the New Straits Times. The Malay language has a complex system of titles and honorifics which is still extensively used in Malaysia and Brunei. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The Editor in chief is a publications primary editor. ... The New Straits Times is a Malaysian English language newspaper. ...

On November 12 2003, he wrote an article criticizing Saudi Arabian policies that aided the United States invasion of Iraq, among other things. As a result, the Saudi government reduced Malaysian quota for haj. [1] On November 21 of the same year, he "was fired without warning by the daily’s management at the request of the ruling UMNO party following a complaint by the Saudi ambassador in Malaysia." UMNO, which is part of the ruling government and holding equity in the papers later stated that he had jeopardized Malaysia's close relationship with Saudi Arabia. He had a contract that was supposed to expire in October 2004. [2] The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is a country on the Arabian Peninsula. ... For other uses of the term, see Iraq war (disambiguation) The 2003 invasion of Iraq (also called the 2nd or 3rd Persian Gulf War) began on March 20, 2003, when forces belonging primarily to the United States and the United Kingdom invaded Iraq without the explicit backing of the United... The United Malays National Organisation (UMNO), Pertubuhan Kebangsaan Melayu Bersatu in Malay, is the largest political party in Malaysia and a founding member of the Barisan Nasional coalition, which has ruled the country uninterrupted since independence. ...

Previously, he was close to the then Deputy Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim. Anwar Ibrahim has been touring the lecture circuit around the world since his release in 2004. ...


  1. ^ The Straits Times. New Straits Times chief editor sacked. Extracted March 26, 2006.
  2. ^ Reporters without borders. New Straits Times editor in chief fired as a result of Saudi pressure. Extracted March 26, 2006.



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