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James Massola

James Massola is south-east Asia correspondent, based in Jakarta. He was previously chief political correspondent for The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age, based in Canberra. He has been a Walkley and Quills finalist on three occasions.

Anwar walks free from prison and into political limelight
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Anwar walks free from prison and into political limelight

Jailed on trumped-up sodomy charges, Anwar was released after a royal pardon, starting an expected transition to the prime ministership.

  • by James Massola

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World exclusive: Anwar's first interview on the eve of freedom
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World exclusive: Anwar's first interview on the eve of freedom

Poised for release from prison, Malaysia's Anwar Ibrahim breaks his silence to say Malaysia is on the verge of a new "golden era".

  • by James Massola
Explosion at Surabaya police headquarters, vehicle attack suspected

Explosion at Surabaya police headquarters, vehicle attack suspected

Thirteen people with links to an Islamist terrorist group, JAD, have died in bombings in a bloody two days in Indonesia's second largest city, Surabaya.

  • by James Massola, Amilia Rosa & Karuni Rompies
One family behind suicide bombings at three churches in Indonesia
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One family behind suicide bombings at three churches in Indonesia

Christian communities are on edge as bombers have killed at least 11 people at churches in Indonesia's Surabaya City in East Java.

  • by James Massola, Karuni Rompies & Amilia Rosa
Defeated Najib Razak and wife barred from leaving Malaysia
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Defeated Najib Razak and wife barred from leaving Malaysia

Scandal-ridden former prime minister Najib Razak had just announced plans for a short holiday.

  • by James Massola
'I was the dictator': 92-year-old brings a new era to Malaysia

'I was the dictator': 92-year-old brings a new era to Malaysia

Malaysia has embraced the future - by reaching back into its past.

  • by James Massola
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Malaysian king agrees to pardon prime minister hopeful Anwar Ibrahim

Malaysian king agrees to pardon prime minister hopeful Anwar Ibrahim

Twice jailed opposition leader Anwar to get Malay king pardon

  • by James Massola
Mahathir sworn in as PM as Malaysia achieves first-ever power transition
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Mahathir sworn in as PM as Malaysia achieves first-ever power transition

The King of Malaysia performed the ceremony at the palace in Kuala Lumpur on Thursday after a dramatic day in politics.

  • by James Massola
Malaysia is making history and the world is watching
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Malaysia is making history and the world is watching

It was the win few believed could actually happen. And it has upended Malaysia's staid political system, forever.

  • by James Massola
Malaysia's Najib concedes but uncertainty looms
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Malaysia's Najib concedes but uncertainty looms

Outgoing prime minister Najib Razak says he will accept the verdict of the people but Mahathir accuses him of delay.

  • by James Massola
Mahathir claims historic victory in incredible Malaysian election
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Mahathir claims historic victory in incredible Malaysian election

The result that has dumbfounded most analysts and turned the Malaysian political system upside-down after decades of one-party rule.

  • by James Massola & Amilia Rosa