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Dr M accuses the West of hypocrisy in Cambridge Union talk

The prime minister says the West is always telling Malaysia that it is doing things wrong while showing hypocrisy in its own actions.

Tight security at Indonesia court as opposition pushes for fresh election

Around 17,000 police and military personnel have been deployed to prevent a repeat of last month's unrest while the Constitutional Court deliberates.

Trump says would take foreign info on 2020 presidential opponent

'An American President should not seek their aid and abet those who seek to undermine democracy,' Biden says on Twitter.

This Hari Raya, a ceasefire video from FMT

Ruling and opposition politicians come together to wish Malaysians Selamat Hari Raya.

Lead the way in restoring local council elections, Bersih tells Sabah

The election watchdog says polls for village leaders and local councils will make them more accountable and pressure them to provide good service.

No laughing matter as comedian Zelensky becomes Ukraine president-elect

Zelensky's only previous political role was playing Ukraine's president in a TV show.

PH’s greatest achievement, one year on

Have you seen baton charges and water cannons being used against protesters who want to voice their grievances?

Women who speak truth to power

Instead of criticising Nurul Izzah based on feudal obeisance to authority, let her be an example, especially to the opportunistic men who have lost their principles and integrity.

Bersih, the toothless tiger

Bersih is not empowered by law to take action over electoral offences; it can only monitor and work to educate the public.

Democracy is for every day, not just elections

Otherwise, frustration and instability will begin building up again.

Be loyal to party’s struggle, says Mahathir

The prime minister says once the party deviates from the struggle, members must be ready to leave to correct the situation.

Taiwan takes dig at China’s lack of democracy in new year...

President Tsai Ing-wen says Taiwan is able to maintain cultural traditions and is committed to uphold the values of freedom and democracy.

Ghosn: Bail refusal ‘would not be normal in any other democracy’

Ghosn is being held at a Tokyo detention centre on three charges of financial misconduct.

Taiwan unveils new drone as China tensions mount

China still sees Taiwan as part of its territory to be reunified, despite the two sides being ruled separately since they split in 1949 after a civil war.

Australian police arrest man over suspicious embassy packages

The 48-year-old is due to appear in Melbourne court as police claim that the man has sent 38 parcels in total to consulates and embassies in Melbourne, Canberra and Sydney.

Cambodia strongman Hun Sen derides ‘democracy’ in fiery speech

Hun Sen remains defiant Saturday as he inaugurated a monument with carvings showcasing his government's achievements.

And the Malaysian of the Year 2018 is…

Several outstanding individuals, political parties and even an investment fund that featured prominently in shaping pivotal events in the nation in 2018 can be considered for the title of Malaysian of the Year.

Even countries torn apart by racial strife have local elections, govt...

Kuasa urges government leaders to stop giving excuses to strengthen democracy at the local level.

Mattis says Russia tried to ‘muck around’ US vote, again

Mattis says the already strained ties between Washington and Moscow have "no doubt" worsened over Russian's continued attempts to interfere in the US voting process.

Whose freedom of speech, Mahathir?

The prime minister speaks as if he's addressing an audience stuck in Malaysia's past.

Bangladesh opposition alliance to contest polls ‘to rescue democracy’

The BNP says a caretaker government is essential for free and fair elections.

PH will ensure democracy flourishes again, says Mahathir

The prime minister says the government believes in the separation of powers.

Shooting corrupt people won’t solve the problem, says Dr M

The prime minister says corrupt people must be punished, but not with life imprisonment or the death penalty.

Aussie filmmaker freed from Cambodia prison arrives in Sydney

In a letter to Hun Sen last month, the filmmaker apologised for statements to media that were disrespectful to the long-serving prime minister.