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Latheefa’s appointment as MACC chief flouts PH’s stated principles

PH is against political appointments but Latheefa is seen as a PKR leader with a strong propensity towards a particular faction of PKR linked to the prime minister.

Love your enemy, help Utusan

Perhaps a new Utusan will emerge with the help of Malaysians, to once again open up the Malay mind.

Ecumenical Patriarch signs decree granting Ukraine church independence

The patriarchate endorsed Ukraine's request for the new church in October.

60 protesters and police hurt as Spain cabinet meets in Catalonia

Catalonia declared independence in October 2017, but Spanish authorities stifled the attempt.

Hong Kong pro-democracy lawmaker barred from contesting local election

The former British colony reverted to Chinese rule in 1997 amid guarantees the territory would enjoy a high degree of autonomy and freedoms under a 'one country, two systems' formula.

France’s ‘Pacific pebble’ New Caledonia rejects independence

On the final count, 56.4% of people had rejected the proposition that New Caledonia become independent.

Catalan former leader forms new party a year after independence bid

The new group, named "The Call", will hold a founding congress Saturday evening, marking the one year anniversary of the secession push.

Beijing says Hong Kong’s ‘one country, two systems’ policy remains

Beijing, under the "one country, two systems" principle, promises Hong Kong a high degree of autonomy and freedoms not enjoyed elsewhere in China.

Malaysia’s stunning clock towers: Part I

Many were built during colonial times and commemorated events like coronations while others were paid for by wealthy philanthropists.

Pro-independence protesters in Catalonia block roads, railway line

The protests were called online by a grassroots group, Committees for the Defence of the Republic (CDRs), founded to help stage last year's banned referendum and now demanding a clean break with the Spanish state.

PM: Sabah and Sarawak want autonomy, not independence

Dr Mahathir Mohamad says he will not support any move to give independence to Sabah and Sarawak.

A year of crisis since Iraqi Kurdistan’s bid for independence

Iraqi forces on October 16 take control of the Kurdish-majority city of Kirkuk, capital of the oil-rich province of the same name, and start seizing oilfields that had been in the hands of the Kurds since 2014.

EU takes Poland to top court over judicial reform

The European Commission, the EU's executive arm, said Poland's decision to lower the age at which Supreme Court judges must retire from 70 to 65 would undermine judicial independence and breach Poland's obligations under EU law.

On Malaysia Day eve, STAR chief calls for new agreement to...

Failing which, Jeffrey Kitingan says Sabah and Sarawak should be granted full independence.

Catalan separatists plan mass rally for independence from Spain

A poll by the Centro d'Estudis d'Opinio in July shows 46.7% of Catalans surveyed saying they want an independent state, just ahead of 44.9% who do not.

How teamwork between races transformed a KL field into the Merdeka...

Ex-construction supervisor recalls the masked women who carried the concrete, and ponders on the mystery of the swapped plaque and vanished time capsule.

The Tunku and I

I found the Tunku an amiable, simple man and I learned several valuable lessons from him – lessons that the new government leaders and Malaysians would do well to put into practice.

No tribunal can usurp role of judiciary, says lawyer

The civil court's authority is brought into question as a provision in the Central Bank of Malaysia Act 2009 says any ruling of the Shariah Advisory Council is binding on High Court.

Time to clean, give wing to the judiciary as we celebrate...

Let’s take a deep look at the judiciary and improve the system of judicial appointments so that the crème de la crème are appointed judges.

AG open to separating Judicial and Legal Services, says source

It says Tommy Thomas' support will enhance the rule of law and the independence of the judiciary among Sessions Court judges and magistrates.

How independent are our judges?

The shocking revelation by a judge that he was reprimanded for a dissenting judgment again throws the spotlight on the judiciary and how far it is independent.

Dr M wants people to have greater appreciation of ‘merdeka’

The prime minister expresses his aspirations in a short film uploaded on his Facebook account.

Perak sultan: Every citizen must participate in strengthening rule of law

Voters must understand that their responsibility to democracy and the rule of law does not end at the ballot box, says Sultan Nazrin Shah.

AG to advise Putrajaya to remove laws that block Bar’s independence

Tommy Thomas says amendments to the Legal Profession Act in the past were done to punish the Bar, and that provisions in written law which purport to oust the jurisdiction of the courts must be repealed.