Tag: Politics

Hong Kong’s biggest charity walk cancelled as protests continue

One of Hong Kong's best-known charity events was cancelled Wednesday, organisers confirmed, as a result of increasingly violent pro-democracy demonstrations in the city. The 100-kilometre (62-mile) Oxfam Trailwalker, which stretches over the hills of the New Territories on the mainland side of the territory, had...

Politics should be about helping people live better, says Anwar

Malaysian PM-to-be, Anwar Ibrahim, lectured his party members in a convention in Malacca not to be power-hungry because politics should not be a tussle for power but a competition of ideas to help the people live better. Speaking to at least 500 delegates, the Justice Party or PKR president...

PH leader says give government five years to prove itself

A leader of the Pakatan Harapan government asked the population to give the new government five years before judging it on its performance. To achieve its goals, the PH government should be given the time to fulfil its promises to the people, says Democratic Action...

China jails former Japanese politician for smuggling drugs in shoes

A court in southern China sentenced a former politician from Japan to life imprisonment on Friday for attempting to smuggle drugs out of the country hidden in the soles of platform shoes. 76-year-old Takuma Sakuragi was caught at an airport in 2013 with 3.29 kilogrammes...

Hundreds arrested ahead of verdict on Babri Mosque demolition verdict

Indian police have arrested more than 500 people ahead of a Supreme Court ruling on a hotly disputed religious site in the holy city of Ayodhya, media reports said, with authorities fearing the verdict could trigger unrest. The decision on the future of the site...

India strips British Modi critic of overseas citizenship

An Indian-origin British journalist critical of Prime Minister Narendra Modi has lost his Indian overseas citizenship, a move campaigners said underlined the government's hostility to a free press. The home ministry said Thursday that Aatish Taseer had "concealed the fact that his late father was...

Hashtag Saudi Arabia: Chasing critics on Twitter

The US Justice Department has charged three people, including two Saudis, with spying on Twitter users critical of the kingdom's royal family. The trio worked to unmask the ownership details behind dissident Twitter accounts on behalf of someone prosecutors designated "Royal Family Member-1", which The...

In a shock revelation, Mahathir says he is not quitting in 2020

While reiterating his commitment to step down before the end of the five-year term as prime minister, Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad says he does not want to make another mistake in his choice of PM. “I have made many mistakes in appointing my successors, so I...

Malaysian Mindef land deals probed by anti-graft busters

Malaysia's Ministry of Defence (Mindef) is being probed for land swap deals spanning over 25 years with the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) confirming it is investigating at least 16 cases. MACC's chief commissioner Latheefa Koya said that due to the 25 years timeframe, and the fact that the deals involved multiple defence ministers...

Another by-election headache ahead for Pakatan in the frontier state of Johor?

With the Chinese voters swinging against the Pakatan Harapan in the Tanjong Piai by-elections, the ruling coalition is staring at yet another possible defeat. This is what has been coming out of news reports on the campaigning for the Tanjong Piai, Johor, parliamentary by-election to be held on Nov 16. Pakatan...