Tag: Politics

Struggling artists bring smiles in war-weary Yemen

Yemeni men, women and children filled a hall earlier this month in rebel-held Sanaa, laughing and clapping as actors took to the stage with comic relief for their war-wracked country. Yemen's conflict has sparked the world's worst humanitarian crisis, the UN says, and the Arab...

Trump will be gone, but trauma of 2020 may haunt Biden

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by Sebastian Smith Covid and a traumatic presidential election left the US reeling in 2020, but even with Donald Trump gone and Joe Biden promising to heal the nation there'll be no quick return to normal in 2021. For many in the world's richest country, 2020...

China pays homage to Beethoven, who has a fan base in country

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India -- German composer Ludwig van Beethoven's "Symphony No.5 in C Minor" was among the compositions chosen to be played at the prestigious National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA) in Beijing to mark China's national day on October 1. Performed by the Beijing Symphony...

Indonesia arrests firebrand Islamist cleric over virus rule breaches

A firebrand Indonesian Muslim cleric was arrested Sunday for allegedly breaching coronavirus restrictions after he held a series of sermons with tens of thousands of followers. Rizieq Shihab's arrest came just days after Jakarta police shot dead six followers of his hardline Islamist group in...

US in discussions with Huawei on Meng Wanzhou’s return to China: WSJ

Washington, United States | AFP | The US government is discussing a deal with Chinese tech giant Huawei that could see its detained finance chief Meng Wanzhou allowed to return to China, the Wall Street Journal said. Meng was arrested in Vancouver in 2018 on a...

Has the sun set on Anwar’s time as Opposition chief?

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KUALA LUMPUR, Dec. 4 -- Open unhappiness within the Opposition over Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim's unexpected call to let Budget 2021 pass the policy stage indicated some may be losing faith in his leadership, said political analysts. Opposition parties were criticised by supporters after the...

Donald Trump and the Rule of Law

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By William Cooper Donald Trump has spent his adult life chasing real estate deals, younger women and television cameras. He has not been sitting in a law library pondering the nuances of America's constitutional order. When it comes to the rule of law, he simply does not know the rules. Take his assertion that his...

‘We’re not rebels’: ‘Progressive’ caucus push for reforms in Umno

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KUALA LUMPUR, Nov. 18 -- Hoping for a "return" of Umno to its more centrist and people-centric roots, several like-minded young leaders in the party have banded together in a "progressive" caucus as a platform for those who share their ideals. Seeking to uphold the...

Report: Thomas says becoming AG showed him Malaysian politics ‘worse’ than he thought

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KUALA LUMPUR, Nov. 16 -- Former attorney general Tan Sri Tommy Thomas said holding the highest legal office in the country had exposed him to the true nature of Malaysian politicians. He made the remarks in a legal podcast that was reported by The Edge. Thomas...

This is Mahathir politicking says Anwar on attacks against him

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In a live interview with Malaysia Gazette, opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim says Dr Mahathir Mohamad's attacks against him is purely political. "I played a role in defending Mahathir at a time when he was really facing a downfall in politics. By the time he gave...
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