Sunday, July 6, 2008

Aussie PM refuses to meet Anwar

From The Australian

Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has avoided a diplomatic row with Malaysia by deciding not to meet the de facto leader of the opposition, former jailed Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, whose career risks being derailed a second time by sodomy allegations.

Rudd opted to stand by existing Malaysian and Australian government protocols and not meet Anwar or the leader of the opposition, Datin Seri Dr Wan Azizah Ismail, when he arrives in Kuala Lumpur on Thursday on his first visit as prime minister.